Christians Arise!

As many of you know, I have a new book releasing on February 9, 2016, Forsaken God?: Remembering the Goodness of God Our Culture Has Forgotten. In the book, I talk about how the Lord put this book on my heart nine years ago, and as I watch world events unfold, I understand why God waited for this book to release now. We’re all watching the outcome of a world that has forgotten God. While the culture tries to politicize moral issues, nothing will ever out trump God’s Word; but all of us will suffer the consequences of those who try to do just that.

I worry the most about the future of those who do not believe in Jesus, and the next generation, my grandchildren. Let me share with you a post I put on Facebook the morning after the horrendous attacks in Paris by Islamic terrorists this past Friday:

My grandkids knew nothing about the Paris attacks yesterday, but when I told them today was mommy and daddy’s 17th anniversary, 10 yr old Katelyn said: “They were married 3 yrs before The attack.” She meant 9/11. So many adults have become complacent and forgotten something we all said we would  NEVER forget . . . a horrendous atrocity/tragedy on American soil. Yet Katelyn is marking personal history by it.

Then the kids went on to talk about ISIS and a rap song about Sandy Hook. That’s the world our children and grandchildren are growing up in as “normal.”

What are we doing to make this world safer for them? I am daily reminded of the timeliness of my Feb. release “Forsaken God?: Remembering the Goodness of God Our Culture Has Forgotten.” May we never forget but be forever vigilant and never rest until everyone we know, knows Jesus as their personal Savior!

This is our time as Christians to arise and tell the world about the hope that lives within us . . . just like we did after 9/11 . . . but not like the complacency that followed when everyone went back to “life as normal.” I have a chapter in my book Dear God, They Say It’s Cancer that talks about “‘Normal’ Isn’t Normal Anymore.” There’s no going back to “normal” after cancer or terrorists attacks. Terrorism may never be completely eliminated: that’s the new normal in our world today. And yet, much of the energy and effort of our government and culture focuses more on eliminating God than the evil’s of terrorism. Yet, without God, evil reigns.

But we Christians know the truth and we need to arise in unity and speak out, step out, and reach out as fast as we can to everyone in our sphere of influence who doesn’t know the Lord. We must not be reacting in anxiety and fear like the rest of the world, but tell others about the origin of our peace, Jesus Christ! Being a Christian isn’t just about our own salvation and maturity in Christ, it’s about the Great Commission that every Christian is called on to go and tell the Good News to a lost world.

Remember all the good God has done in your life and share that with someone today. Their eternal life depends on it!

Here’s the proposed back back cover of Forsaken God?. Does it challenge you?

Our morally deteriorating culture has forgotten God’s goodness to its own peril. Will the next generation even know God? The very survival of the Christian faith depends on creating a culture of God-memories that must start now!

Today’s culture is quickly forgetting the goodness and power of God. The Bible describes the potential destruction through all generations to people who forget God. The dangers are paramount. If we don’t remember what God already has done, we won’t believe what he is capable of doing in the future. Memory builds faith.

“Forsaken God?” explores biblical examples of forgetting God as God repeatedly pleads for his people to remember his mighty acts and deeds. As you read this captivating book, you will have an opportunity to recall your own memories of God and learn new ways to remember God’s goodness and the power of sharing those memories with the next generation. The author and other contributors share open and honest stories of forgetting God’s goodness and offer ways that help them to remember.

“’Forsaken God?’ isn’t a book propagating guilt, it is a how-to manual showing us practical as well as spiritual ways to restore the romance in our relationship with the Almighty.”
—Anita Agers Brooks, inspirational business/life coach, international speaker, and award-winning author of Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over and First Hired, Last Fired

“Thank you, Janet, for giving us what we need: not another self-help book, but a well-timed reminder of profound truth: God is good.”
—Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives

I hope you will help me get the word out about this book written to mobilize Christians and the church who might have . . .

You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent.–Revelation 2:4-5, 3:3

Forsaken God? is available right now for pre-orders on Amazon! There isn’t a picture yet of the cover on Amazon, but I’m excited to reveal the cover to you as we have just finalized it after much prayer.

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  1. Thank you Janet for your post this morning. I am encouraged to continue to stand up for Christ when i read your blog. You are so correct in saying we must carry on the Great Commission, to share Christ with our family and friends. We are living in a new normal, and it can be very frightening if we do not have the salvation and assurance of Christ in our lives. I am excited about your new book and will be pre-ordering it and also adding it to my website, PenelopesTeaTime.com. God bless you today as you stand strong the the power of the Holy Spirit.

    • Janet Thompson says:

      Penelope thank you for your encouragement and support and for your story in this book! This is our time as Christians to shine for Christ like never before to help others find eternal security in Christ. I know your light is shining bright in Colorado and wherever the Lord takes you and your ministry. Bless you too my dear fellow worker for Christ!

  2. farah graham chieffiok says:

    Dear Janet Thompson.
    First I give Thanks to God ,As this Morning I got Mail,when I open forsaken God?One thing in mind came what is your goal to write this Book .at ones some thing came like hope for those Who have lost there dear ones .Hope for That God is same weather you are alone .weather you have no one to take care ,But it is there.Through this thought that the book Forsaken will Guide those who have lost some one .”For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,Do not fear;I will help Isaiah 41:13 .May God Bless You Janet .God is with You always ,The Light of God,Surrounds you .The love of God enfolds you The presence of God watches over you The power ofGod protects you when ever you are God is there.love and care be with you .

    • Janet Thompson says:

      Hi Farah,
      You asked my purpose in writing Forsaken God?, and the subtitle explains that: Remembering the Goodness of God Our Culture Has Forgotten. God is who our culture has lost and I pray that Christians will remember the good God has done in their lives and share that with others.

  3. Janet,
    I appreciate your post, and will put your book on my list to read. My daughters inspire me to be a better Christian…to study more and live out the lessons Jesus taught us to the best of. Y human ability. It’s scary, having to send them off to school in a day when I really don’t know for sure that they’ll be safe. They were upset after the last lock down drill at school, worried about how they would find each other in such an emergency being in different wings of the school. Their tears of fear and worry that afternoon absolutely broke my heart. If I didn’t spend time in the Word every day, I would never have been able to compose myself to deliver the message of God’s love for them in comfort. I pray with angst God’s Word reaches all who will ewcieve it. God Bless you, and Happy Saturday…
    Megs

  4. Janet Thompson says:

    Hi Meg,
    I know your concern for your precious children. I feel the same way about my grandchildren. One thing you might do is teach them how to pray the armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-18 and you pray that too. So you all feel spiritually ready to face the day. Bless you for raising your children in a godly home! God bless you too and Happy Sunday, Lord’s Day…

  5. You wrote, “The Bible describes the potential destruction through all generations to people who forget God. The dangers are paramount.”

    This is so very true. I’m currently studying Isaiah in a CBS (Community Bible Study) group, and the topic of our own imminent destruction has come up in discussion more than once. Our society has turned away from God and accepted as normal things that God considers perverse. Our country is due for a wake-up call that will make 9/11 seem small.

    • Janet Thompson says:

      Hi Kathryn,
      You’re right that our country needs a wake up call and so does “the church” who has sat by so often and watched this happen. I pray that my new book Forsaken God?: Remembering the Goodness of God Our Culture Has Forgotten will be that wake up call to the church and Christians. We need to be speaking out reaching out and standing up for Christ while we still have a voice in the public square. God is calling His Spiritual Warriors to suit up in the armor of God (Eph 6:10-18) and be engage in the spiritual battle. I’m so glad you’re in CBS and preparing yourself with the Sword of the Spirit….God’s Word. Bless you friend.

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