The Power of My Heavenly Father’s Love

Nakia Trader Author Interview

What Do I Do Now? Building a Solid Christian Foundation is a guide for Christians who, once saved, are unsure of the next steps on their faith journey. Why was this an important book for you to write?

This book was birth when my friend (and now ministry partner) first gave her heart to the Lord and decided to become a Christian. She had many questions about what she should be doing now that she is a Christian. Many questions (if not all) I had myself in my early walk with the Lord. On my personal journey, many of these questions were not answered initially which caused my faith to falter at times, ultimately causing me to backslide. This was important for me to write because I realized that there are many new and mature Christians who have struggled to know what to do after they decided to walk with Jesus. Similarly, I have experienced Christians who have been saved for years lack the Biblical foundation and understanding of the expectations of God to sustain them through life’s ups and downs. In part, I feel like the church has seen a fallen away of people because they lacked or did not have that solid foundation. As a Christian who has been on both ends of this dilemma, I felt compelled to write this short book to help Christians from both sides to build their trust in God on a secure and lasting foundation.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

I found it particularly difficult to write about what my relationship with my father looked like after I re-dedicated my life back to God. The reason is because I was still healing from the wounds and could not identify what that dynamic was. Even when I was past the editing phases of the book, I remember telling my friend that I wanted to offer some sort of “resolution” or “conclusion” to that dynamic. I think I only added a short sentence or two to give readers insight as to what my relationship with my dad looked like compared to before. The important part was to be very honest with myself and readers….even if that meant that there would be no resolution to give. That part of the book where I shared my story was to highlight the power of my Heavenly Father’s love toward all His children. It was, is , and always will be enough for me and it’s His love that has helped me to love and appreciate my earthly father regardless of the past.

What is one piece of advice someone gave you that changed your life?

Someone shared a quote with me by Tony Robbin that said, “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” That transformed my life completely at that moment. It was like a light clicked on for me. I realized that change will not necessarily happen overnight but I choose to either stay the same or change that which needs to be changed.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

Simply, I want readers to know that there are many people who can identify in their struggle with knowing their next steps in the faith are. I was saved for maybe 14 years at the time I wrote this book, and I often find myself today going back to these Biblical practices and principles always making sure that as I am building on this foundation, that this foundation is and stays deeply rooted in God’s Word. I want people to fall in love with Jesus through my testimony and avoid the sins and pitfalls in my life. Not to waste time but enjoy the bountiful blessing of knowing the love of God for themselves.

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Adanna Ora for Readers’ Favorite says, “What Do I Do Now? would be of great assistance to young and developing believers. It can also be used by church ministries for their foundational classes. It is encouraging to see books like this that would help improve one’s spiritual life. Christians would find this book priceless.”

What do I do now? Many new believers are faced with this question, and rightfully so. The purpose of this book is to give a foundation on the fundamentals of living your life in Christ and see new believers excel in their new life in Christ.

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