It’s finished!! My manuscript for “Faith That Is Stronger Than All My Fear” has been turned in to my editor!! I thought about running naked through the streets but decided to have mercy on my neighbors and celebrate another way. Since it’s my birthday month, my husband is planning a dinner with friends at one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville. I can’t wait to RELAX, laugh, and enjoy this special time of celebration.
The experience was joyful. Anytime we are doing the Father’s will, we experience true joy. That doesn’t mean the task isn’t difficult. Like Paul, I had a race to run. Keeping the vision ever before me, I trained in the Word; I exercised prayer, I called on God’s strength for endurance; I needed His wisdom and guidance to maintain my course. It took sacrifice from me and my family. I’m so proud of my kids who sacrificed their mom so that I could give my time to this book. They knew their sacrifice meant hope for those God had me write for.
What’s truly amazing is even though ministry is about spending yourself for the sake of others, God always gives back. My relationship with Him through this process has become sweeter than ever. He was so real to me providing whatever I asked. I could sense His presence which inspired and empowered me. He also sent people to help—some helped with my kids, some prayed, and one became my second pair of eyes using her talent to polish mine. All this verified the truth I wrote about. We truly can live carefree in the care of God because He cares for us. Once you and I settle on that truth, our theology becomes a reality and we start to live as God truly intended—like little children who look to their Father when they’re afraid, when they’re in need, and when they are hurting. With each new need they wonder, “He is sufficient for this?” Only to discover, miraculously, He is.