The February issue of Simple Grace features The Christian Wallet by Mike Slaughter. In an exclusive interview, Mike opened up about how he discerns God’s will and how a small amount of faith transformed his life.
“Each morning at home, my day begins early in my study with about 90 minutes of Scripture study, journaling, meditation and prayer,” Mike says. “As I read, I note my observations about the text and journal on the application for my life. This also helps me to identify my God theme for the upcoming day. Today’s theme was ‘blessed.’ That theme then becomes central to my meditation, prayer and focus, both in the morning and throughout the day.”
Although his faith is stronger than it’s ever been, Mike has had to weather his fair share of storms, the most difficult of which was saving his marriage.
“In the twentieth year of our marriage, my wife, Carolyn, and I were hovering precariously close to the edge of divorce,” he explains. “The grace of Jesus delivered us when we intentionally chose together to recommit our marriage to Christ based on his promises and not our own emotions. That decision restored the years eaten by locusts and gave us an even deeper understanding of love than we would have known had the crisis never occurred.”
Discover more information about Mike’s new book, a thoughtful exploration of how we can best use our money to further God’s Kingdom, in the February issue of Simple Grace.