Hello! I am glad you’ve stumbled upon my blog! My name is Charis M. Rooks and this blog will serve as a safe place, a haven of sorts, where I can share my stories with you, the reader. I will share my triumphs, I will share my struggles, and I will above all share my truth no matter how difficult it may be. I want nothing more than to tell you the stories that have made me the person I am today and perhaps give you a place to share your thoughts as well.
What God Is Teaching Me In This Season
I asked God a few weeks ago to show me and teach me where my
faith is lacking especially where I do not see or recognize it. A couple days later I jumped in my car and drove to the store to get some items for dinner. This particular day I was searching for items everywhere but I could not find what I needed to make a basic pot of chili. This was the day God showed me where my faith was lacking.
While driving home I remembered the scriptures that speak about
how God told the Israelites, through Moses, to only gather enough for the day
and not to save for the next day.
Unfortunately they did not listen. They hoarded selfishly
because they thought they would not have enough or run out. When they did that,
their food rotted.
God wanted to teach a lesson on provision through faith. Their
lack of faith and dependence on God was exposed. This is where God answered my
prayer regarding my lack of faith.
I have several things I'm asking God to provide for but I'm
hoarding spiritual gifts for fear of lack just like the shelves at my local
grocery store. My spiritual hoarding is no different than the hoarding that I see all around me. Actually mine is worse because I'm realizing my hoarding is deeply
rooted with excuses I have made to not share all my gifts for many years. Right now as I look at the pictures my community is
hoarding out of temporary panic because of a pandemic. On the other hand I'm hoarding my gifts as part of my normal daily routine.
When I look at these grocery store pics I see myself spiritually
panicking to overstock the gifts God has given me in efforts to have enough for
tomorrow. When God is the source of provision there is no need to do this.
I'm not sure if this will help anyone but I'm now praying and
asking God to forgive me and others like myself. I no longer want to
hoard what was given to me to bless others. I'm also thanking God for showing
me and teaching me where my faith and trust in HIM is lacking.
Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it
until morning.”However, some of them
paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full
of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them. Blessing
Charis is passionate about speaking the truth and working to spread the word of God and its healing power. In addition to founding Divorce Recovery Advocates for Women INC., Charis is the Editor in Chief /CEO of Inspired Grace Media Productions and founder of Inspired Grace Ministries.Charis served in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry (locally) for 9 years in which 5 years were dedicated to serving as an CR Training Coach and CR Pastor. Charis currently serves as Lead Discipleship and Prayer Pastor at Inspired Grace International Ministries.
Charis is teacher of the word, testimonial speaker, divorce recovery facilitator, certified life coach, and celebrated author.