Sep 06

It’s Your Time

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

In a couple of weeks from today, we will enter into yet another change in seasons.  As the vegetation (plants, trees, grass) as well as the air quality and temperature change to accomodate God’s perfect will, so should we. 

We should change and make adjustments in life based our individual growth, development and maturity.  Have you grown in 2008?  Have you achieved your goals and dreams for this year that you set in January?  If so, outstanding!  If not, change and adjust today in preparation for the next few months ahead.

Jul 31

Another Trip Accomplished

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

Hello all.  Well, we just returned from two more dynamic and progessive cities: Miami and Nassau Bahamas.  What a joy to meet such wonderful people – that is why I write.  Each trip consisted of meet and greets with key industry insiders and one local pastor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Borders Books, Afro-In Books and Cafe, Community Church of God, 100% Christian BookShop, The Christian BookShop and Bahamas Faith Ministries International treated me as their guest over the past six to seven days.  Mr. Baughn Miller, Bahamas office of tourism, Religious Market, was my tour guide in Nassau, the capital of the Islands of the Bahamas.  Wonderful trip and thanks to all!

Jul 12

July Book Tour

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

Our July book tour is well underway.  Join us next in Miami and the Bahamas Island.  View our itinerary page for complete details.  In Seattle, July 2-7, we experienced some dynamic events during The Links, Inc. National Assembly, Joy Unlimited Christian Book Store, and Berean Love Fellowship.  The people that we met were phenominal.

God bless and see you soon in a city near you!

Jul 05

Greetings from Seattle

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

I write this morning from cloudy, yet pleasant, Seatlle, Washington, in the upper northwest portion of the United States.  Here for three literary events to promote the Give God the Glory! titles, my wife and I are having a blast.  Yesterday, July 4th, we both participated, along with other authors included Susan Taylor – former editor and publisher for Essence Magazine, in the 3rd annual Links Literary Showcase. The very supportive women of The Links, Incorporate, at their 36th National Assembly, warmly embraced the authors and were inquisitive about our individual and collective works.

For the remainder of this weekend, I visit the JOY Christian Bookstore (Saturday) and the Berean Love and Bible Fellowship Church (Sunday) to continue to spread the message of God’s goodness.  I pray for your weekend in loaded with love, peace, unity, and together let’s Give God the Glory!

By the way, did you watch Venus win Wimbledon this morning?  Another great victory for a fantastic child of God.

Jun 28

Our First 30 days – My Journey

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

I am close to completing my first 30 days of my international outreach leading up to the publication of our first Study Guide in the Give God the Glory! book series.  While completing the updates to our two websites – Writingforthelord.com and .org – we have also updated our Amazon.com page, listed the Study Guide at Bowker.com, and are about to embark upon the Google Book Search Program for our entire series. These activities aid our ability to reach a global market as intended.

To piggyback on our current efforts, the manuscript goes off to our editor on next week and in July, we embark upon a four-city tour (see our July itinerary): Seattle, Charlotte, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, and The Bahamas Islands (Nassau).  We have scheduled excellent events for each city that will prove to be quite enjoyable and profitable for our ministry and book series.  Expanded our network is key!

More updates on next week.  Enjoy God’s blessings!

Jun 26

Along My Journey

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

Today, I am well into our 90-day campaign leading up to the September 2nd release of our first Study Guide in the Give God the Glory! series.  So far, our collective efforts have included a post on Amazon.com, Google Book Search, Baker and Taylor, revision and rewrite (for the Study Guide format) of our first book – Know God and Do the Will of God Concerning Your Life, notification (via email and direct mail with postcards) to multiple churches, bookstores, publishing industry insiders, book clubs, and libraries in the United States and nine countries around the world.  Boy, I’m excited!!

Next week, our rewrite goes to the editor for a complete proof and editing, then on to be typeset and formatted for printing.  Then, my family and I embark upon a four city book tour to continue to promote the series plus the new Study Guide: Seattle for the Links, Inc. National Assembly plus one local church, Charlotte for the National Christian Writer’s Conference plus one local church, Miami for several venues including Borders Books, Afro-In Books and Cafe and one local church, then on to the Bahamas with The Christian Book Shop.  We continue to pray that we receive 5,000 pre-publication orders.  Spread the word for us!!

God bless until next time.  Enjoy God’s blessings.

Jun 15

Happy Father’s Day

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

A Family Prayer

by Kevin Wayne Johnson
 © 2005

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus
What a joy I have today
To pray unto you
As I do each and every day.

As I wake each day at dawn
To a sun that you caused to rise,
I am again thankful for the opportunity
To have been welcomed into the body of Christ.

I pray for my family, Lord
Whom you created just for me
Your Word says to serve and provide for them
And to encourage them to be what your Word calls them to be.

I pray Father that my family will
Prosper, and be in good health, even as our souls prosper
And that we continually acknowledge You in all of our ways,
Knowing that You shall direct our paths that no one can conquer.

I pray for salvation and academic excellence
For each and every child today
And for my spouse, I pray for peace
That will never fade or away.

I pray Father that our beautiful family
Be a visible example in the earth
Of what Your Word teaches us
That is, to be a blessing and not a curse.

In exchange for Your love toward us
We promise this to you
That this family will remain intact
No matter what the world may say or do.
This family will boldly reflect
What your Word intends for the family to be,
A strong and loving father, a tender and caring mother,
And children who honor their parents as their authority.

Thank you, Father for the stewardship
That comes with parental accountability,
What a privilege to be trusted
With such responsibility!

Father, use our family
To make a change in society
To demonstrate Your awesome love
For all humanity.

Your Word says,
“Train up a child in the way that he should go,
So that when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
We pledge to do this so our children won’t be tossed to and fro.

Your Word teaches the man
To love his wife as Christ also loved the church
For she is his glory, as is to be regarded
As precious as Your only Sons’ birth.

So Father, we touch and agree
Right now as we prepare for Your work today,
That Jesus is the solid rock upon which we stand
Even as You care for us every step along the way.

We pray for all families throughout our land
That they will come to know Your unconditional love,
And that Your original plan for the family
Will transcend all that is wrong with this world.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

I dedicate this prayer to all father’s from the fourth book in the Give God the Glory! series – The Godly Family Life.

Jun 04

My Next Journey

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

Today, I am so excited to embark upon the adventure of publishing book #6 in the best-selling Give God the Glory! series.  I am elated at the awesome opportunity to share God’s Word internationally with 10 countries in several languages.

It began in 2001 and my ministry has mushroomed into more than writing.  I speak, teach, inspire, motivate and challenge thousands of people annually about the Give God the Glory! message.  That is, put God first and foremost in our lives in everything that we do.

This next book is actually a STUDY GUIDE – a deeper and more meaningful adventure through the first book in the series: Know God the Do the Will of God Concerning Your Life.  Together, let’s journey through the STUDY GUIDE as we anticipate the actual release on September 2, 2008.

Join me weekly as we undercover various portions of the STUDY GUIDE.  Together, let’s Give God the Glory!

Enjoy God’s blessings!

 

May 05

Salvation – 15 years!

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Uncategorized

May 2, 2008

Following the lead of our pastor in 1993, my wife and I prayed the ‘Prayer of Salvation‘ fifteen years ago today.

 
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
– Romans 10:9-13 (KJV)
 
It has been a blessing to serve the Lord willingly over the years.  As many of you already know, it is my passion to share God’s Word with those within my sphere of influence  – using the gifts that were freely given to me.  To this end, the Give God the Glory! e-newsletter is one of the many tools at Writing for the Lord Ministries that we use to Give God the Glory.  I pray that you choose to serve Him uncompromisingly during our short time on earth.  I also pray that you may prosper, be in good health, even as your soul prospers (3 John 2).

 
Enjoy God’s blessings!
 

Let me know your thoughts!

 

Apr 09

Career Transition(s)

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality

Transition from a state of learning to leading can be the most challenging – and most rewarding – aspect of one’s career.  This state requires a different set of challenges, rules, policies, expectations, and values.  Preoccupation with self must be substituted with a desire to make a positive and constructive impact on your surrounding – others.  This means to help others achieve their goals while continually striving to improve the workplace for the benefit of everyone.

Joshua was handpicked by God as Moses’ successor (Numbers 27) to lead the people of Israel into the Promised Land – Canaan.  God Himself encouraged Joshua because he did not feel that he could handle this awesome task.   Through three major military campaigns involving more than thirty enemy armies, the people of Israel learn a crucial lesson under Joshua’s leadership.  Victory comes through faith in God and obedience to His Word rather than through military might or numerical superiority.  His comforting words in chapter one of the Book of Joshua, …be strong and of good courage…(verse 6), are very appropriate during this transitional stage in the life of the worker.
In order to effectively apply what has been learned at the entry level, be guided at all times by God’s word – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light onto my path (Psalm 119:105).”  God encourages us to “Acknowledge Him in all thy ways, and He shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:6).  ‘Paths’ is plural, and indicative of all of the options that we will have throughout our working life.  Options create choices.  Knowing that we will be faced with many, many options, we must not lean on our own understanding, but trust in the Lord with all of your heart (Proverbs 3:5).  God is not in the business of disappointing His chosen children!

Having trusted fully in God, the Apostle Paul teaches us to extend kindness and courtesy to everyone, especially to our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Our light – lifestyle – could be the magnet that eventually draws others to Christ.  We are the substance of things hoped for and the evidence that proclaims that God is real although He cannot be seen with the naked eye.  “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing in prayer (Romans 12:10-12).”  Love never fails because God is love (1 John 4:8).  

Lastly, as we transition from learning to leading, we must be watchful as God’s chosen overseers on the job.  In our new and expanded role, we are responsible to be on alert and watch for situations and circumstances that we can change.  “Ye are all children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6).”  Be prayerful and vigilant.  Show compassion, care, and understanding.  Mediate where needed.  Solve problems and make decisions based upon God’s Word.  Demonstrate the peace that passes all understanding while in the midst of tests, temptations, and trials.  Dare to launch out into the deep (Luke 5:4)!

Excerpt: Part II, Give God the Glory! Called to be Light in the Workplace ©2003.