About the Book
Book: Set a Seal Upon My Heart
Author: Sarah Neisen
Genre: Christian NonFiction/Bible Study
God has a plan for all believers to solidify our faith and draw us deeper into a relationship with Him, and it’s all found within The Song of Solomon.
Here you’ll discover a treasure of intimacy with our bridegroom Jesus. Have you ever asked yourself ‘Is there more?’ Maybe you’ve wondered how the Bible really applies to your life. This Devotional Study will answer those questions and more.
In this book you will:
Discover the truth of God’s great love and promises for your life.
Connect with Jesus daily and experience peace and joy.
Identify yourself as a disciple of Jesus and learn how to share your testimony with others.
Learn how to follow God’s will and purpose for your life.
Fully embrace your role in the kingdom to bring glory to God.
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About the Author
Sarah Neisen is a graduate of the New Day School of Ministry and Co-Founder of Discipleship Training Ministries, SSM. Along with her husband Lee, they seek to teach and encourage believers in their identity in Christ so that the Good News may be preached throughout the world with signs, wonders, and miracles.
She is a regular speaker at churches in the river valley region of Minnesota and a guest speaker at local women’s groups and retreats. Sarah and her husband have one son whom she homeschools. They live on a farm in south-central Minnesota with a plethora of chickens, ducks, cows, and other animals.
More from Sarah
In the spring of 2007, 3-year-old in tow, I entered a small independent Christian bookstore which would impact the direction of my life more than I thought possible. The owner introduced herself, and in the following 2 years, introduced me to an extravagance of books written by individuals who spoke directly to my heart.
I had felt for some time I was at a crossroads in my life. I was content in my Christianity, content in my church, content in my marriage, but reading the word I knew there was more to life than contentment. The waves of circumstance continued to rock me and I felt as though I had been living on ever-shifting sand.
After a time of slowly reading the books the owner Ms. Mary handed to me, I began to understand just what was missing. My Redeemer had more for me, and I needed to follow His lead. One Sunday morning, my husband approached me and informed me we were going to attend ministry school together. I was not amused. We lived on a farm with many animals, and I home schooled our son. There was no time to attend classes every week. I couldn’t find time to read more books, do more bible study, or seek God more than I already had time for.
Grudgingly, I attended the first week, but I heard the Father say I was to continue and understand the plan He had for me. In the end, it wasn’t the Father I was learning about, it was the Father I learned from. I now approached Him with a greater excitement and joy. He was no longer distant, he was closer than anyone, and He knew me and still liked me.
Looking back is always easier than looking forward because we see God’s moves in hindsight rather than by faith. Now in ministry, I witness so many people floundering where I once was on shifting sand. In my heart, I know the answer is discipleship.
Jesus tells all believers to become fishers of men, but it’s His intention we make disciples. Believers who are not only saved but who are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word to follow the plan and purpose for their lives.
This is why my husband and I formed Discipleship Training Ministries. We pray all who follow this study would come to a deeper understanding of God’s love and grace through Jesus Christ and all would be further equipped to do those works appointed them.
2 Timothy 1:9 [For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness; not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” AMP
What is the hardest aspect of writing?
As a teacher I often find myself delving deep into research and study of the Word. While it’s fun to learn and understand all the aspects of word usage and subtle references, it’s also my desire to present material in a way that everyone can grasp and understand. This is definitely my most difficult job in writing. I feel everything I’ve learned is necessary to convey, but how do I write it out in such a way as to help people understand without feeling overwhelmed with information? I’ve spent a considerable amount of time reading and rereading material and cutting out what seemed like fluff. Then I present my manuscripts to my editor who helps me chop off about 20% more. I love her. I really do. J
Do you have any writing rituals that let you know “it’s time to put your seat in your seat?”
Since I mostly write devotions and studies I often don’t write until I’ve spent considerable time simply reading the Word. I do take time to pray and sing a bit before I write as well. My purpose in writing is to help bring others closer to the Father. Without being close myself, I feel I wouldn’t write from a place of experience.
What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
I actually have trouble finding time to write as I’m normally quite busy each day. I homeschool my teenage son, and I’m affiliated with a few local ministries where I teach Bible studies and varying classes. I live on a farm and help with chores most days. I also try to take time weekly to interact with readers on various social media platforms.
What projects are you working on currently?
I’m currently in the drafting stages of the next Bible study. It will be on the prayers of Paul, living daily with the Holy Spirit. My studies will be a progression toward greater intimacy and understanding of how to live daily as a disciple of Christ.
What’s one thing you’d tell your younger self?
You’ll never guess where things go and don’t worry when it happens.
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deb’s Book Review, January 22
Spoken from the Heart, January 23 (Author Interview)
Sara Jane Jacobs, January 23
For Him and My Family, January 24
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 25
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 26
Texas Book-aholic, January 27
Inklings and notions, January 28
Artistic Nobody, January 29 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Locks, Hooks and Books, January 30
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 31
Godly Book Reviews, February 1
Through the Fire Blogs, February 2 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, February 2
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4 Replies to “AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Set a Seal Upon My Heart by Sarah Neisen”
I enjoyed the post, thank you.
Thank you for the introduction to a very interesting woman of God! I love the way people like Sarah make you think about the important things in our daily walk with Christ.
Thank you for introducing me to a new author. God bless you. Have a marvelous day.
Thank you for sharing this amazing study!