MapMakerCover-smallI am blessed and excited to report that The Map Maker is now available on Amazon.com (the Kindle version will be there in a few days). I am blessed that God allowed me to be a part of this work. He has been the author and writer; I have been the writing instrument. When you read what He has to say, you will realize that it was His good work. I encourage you to praise Him for it; and check out The Map Maker website.

I am excited because I have a real sense of what The Map Maker will do for those that will accept His invitation to join Him in the adventure. There are many truths that will make His children free. They will find new excitement and joy in ministry. I know, because I have been there. In a real sense, The Map Maker has been that adventure for me.

In the Fall of 2006, God revealed the desire that He put in my heart for this season. The conversation went something like this:

“Okay God, I give up. What do you want me to do?”

“What is the desire of your heart?”

I turned to my heart and asked, “What is your desire?”

“To help Christian Leaders find joyful, Spirit-filled ministry”, was its reply.

“That’s it”, said my Father, “That’s my purpose for the next season of your life.”

Immediately, God began to speak to me about this new adventure. One word in particular became the framework for The Map Maker.

To find joyful Spirit-filled ministry, Christian Leaders must surrender to God’s purpose, sacrifice for God’s plan, and submit to God’s power.

This word has been the story of my life for the last eight years. I can tell you from experience that surrender, sacrifice and submission are well worth the reward of finding Him in His purpose, plan and power. I would do it all again. I might do some things differently, but the transaction has been greatly weighted in my favor.

The Map Maker has been created to help Christian Leaders find and enjoy the adventure God has planned for them. I am sure your adventure will be different from mine. We serve a dynamic, “don’t box me in”, God. Like most adventures, there will be a mixture of excitement and fear. I pray that you find an abundance of the former; and learn how to deal with the latter.

It is the glory of God to hide a matter, and the glory of kings to search out a matter (Proverbs 25:2). Jesus spoke in parables “because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven…” (Matthew 13:11). The Map Maker will lead you on a treasure hunt. You will be encouraged to search out the mysteries of the kingdom of God, and to be faithful stewards of the treasures you discover (1Corinthians 4:1-2). If you seek the knowledge of God with your whole heart, He will fill your adventure with sweet anticipation and a wonder that will not disappoint.

Helping Christian Leaders find joyful, Spirit-filled ministry has been the desire of my heart for eight years now. More importantly, it has been God’s desire for you since before the beginning of time. The Map Maker is a product of that desire. There are no coincidences for God’s children. God has orchestrated events so that you, too, might discover the desire He has deposited in your heart. He fully intends to give you that desire – for His kingdom, name and glory.

Your servant and His forever,