We make messes in our lives when we choose to sin. This was
especially true in my life. For forty-five years, I walked through life
“knowing” Jesus, but not really following Him. I made mess after
mess, and I was pretty good at it too!
But God always has the upper hand. “You can make many
plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail” (Proverbs 19:21).
My biggest mess landed me in jail, nearly cost me my marriage,
my good name, and my job. I prayed that God would use my mis-
takes to teach me, my children, and anyone else who would listen.
This book is the result of those prayers.
As I was struggling through this messy season in my life, the
Holy Spirit urged me to study about whatever it was I struggling
with as I walked. I chose to write these studies in the form of a daily
devotional. You might notice these devotions do not start in January;
I kept them in the actual order I wrote them in. My hope for you is
that, as God has cleaned up my mess, the tools He used to help me
survive might somehow help you, the reader too.
I believe unless good is brought out from our messes, the losses
we suffer will not be worth all the pain.
I hope you enjoy getting to know God as much as I have.
Writing about my loss, my pain, my suffering was worth it if you,
too, get to know Him.
Christopher Sparks is a Christian author that grew up in a small
rural Central Wisconsin town of only nine hundred people. He spent
twenty-five years helping those around him as an emergency medical
technician. He always felt God’s calling on his life, but never knew
how to act on it. He discovered his desire to write God’s word while
incarcerated. Today he enjoys living in Southern Louisiana with his
wife of eighteen years and their four children. God, family, and spicy
foods are the pleasures of his life.
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