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How HGTV’s Erin Napier Seeks God’s Direction

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How HGTV’s Erin Napier Seeks God’s Direction

By Movieguide® Contributor

HGTV star Erin Napier recently shared the best advice she’s ever been given on the “WHOA That’s Good” podcast with Korie Robertson.

“There’s a devotional called ‘Streams in the Desert’…by L.B. Cowman. That one has seen me through some very difficult times in my life, and one of the devotionals said that a wise woman once said to ‘Mind the checks,'” Napier told Robertson. “That is the best way to live your life for God and to figure out what your calling in life is.”

The HOME TOWN star shared that when she and her husband Ben got together in college, they had big ideas that never came to fruition because God had different plans.

“None of that happened, and that’s because we minded the checks. And that means God sends little whispers of hints,” she said. “Little taps that are easy to shrug off or easy to dismiss, but if you can mind the checks, he lets you know when you’re getting off the path or when you’re on the right path, and you’ll know it.”

Napier continued, “We have felt or heard little checks along the way in this whole journey, and every good thing that we had planned for our life was completely superseded by the great thing that God had planned for us when we minded the checks.”

Robertson said, “I’m gonna remember that; mind the checks, because it’s the quiet voice of God that you have to listen to, even be in tune to. To see where he is leading you and the things that he has put in you.”

Napier previously shared on an Instagram story that the nearly 100-year-old devotional “Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings” is one of her favorite books.

Movieguide® previously reported on the role faith plays in the Napiers’ work:

Ben and Erin’s show HOME TOWN was the highest rated pilot in HGTV history and follows the couple as they work with homeowners in Laurel, Mississippi to renovate recently purchased homes. The two have a gift for finding diamonds in the rough and imparting not just a sense of style that matches the personalities of their clients but also the love they have for each other and their family, which is founded in their Christian faith.

Ben is the son of two Methodist ministers and was serving as the pastor of Laurel First United Methodist Church until he resigned after God called him to devote time to his family businesses.

In an appearance at Liberty University, Erin said transforming the houses “reflect the way human lives are rebuilt through Christ salvation. ‘The real joy and honor in what we do is the fact that we get to show an example to the world. We take a broken thing, a house that’s soggy and rotten, that’s a little like us and we see examples of restoration and redemption in the end.’”