|"What would you do if you only had a year to
live?" Paul Eshleman asked a group of us in a staff meeting. I
thought, I would try to put into print some of the things that I have
been speaking on because they seem to be ministering so powerfully in
Soon after that, Judy Downs Douglass, then with Campus Crusade's
publications department and now wife of the president of Campus Crusade,
told me, "Ney, we are interested in your writing a book based on
the content of your messages."
Then Sharon Fischer, also in our publications department, commented
to a mutual friend, "I've heard some of Ney's tapes. The things she
is speaking on cross the lines of male, female, single, married. They
apply to all of us. If she ever writes a book, I'd really like to work
with her on it."
And so the Lord began to put this book together. In the nearly
twenty-five years since this book was first published, I have marveled
as God has sent these words out around the world. I have been delighted
to see that He does indeed fashion our hearts alike and that the
biblical principles within these pages are timeless and universal in
Feelings are a part of each of us. They can be either friend or foe,
depending on how we utilize them. Come with me now as I share with you
some of the struggles and trails I've had in learning how to harness and
channel my feelings. Come with me as I share how I've learned to use
them as an avenue to take me to God's Word.
Thousands of people who have heard the words on the following pages
have come to me, called me, or written me to say that their lives will
never be the same after hearing these truths. As you read this book, I
pray that you will be encouraged and challenged that God will strike
fire in your heart, and that your life will be changed because you can
say, "Now I understand what it means to walk by faith. I understand
that faith is not a feeling but a choice to take God at His word."