Monday, July 30, 2018

"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ." Ephesians 6:5 NIV

You may recognize this picture. I have used it before, and it captures my feelings today. The wonder and excitement on this precious child's face reminds me of the joy I feel right now.

Yesterday I arrived home after a Writer's Conference in Charlotte North Carolina. My traveling companion Barbara, and I were renewed and restored by the sessions we attended as all was done in Jesus' Name. 

Obeying the Lord in whatever He has called you has rich rewards. Hard work is honored by Jesus, but maybe not by anyone else. This is fine. We are called to obey Him first.

 I met with lovely ladies at the conference who work for Christian Publishing Houses. I knew ahead of time, my book wasn't unique or captivating. 

My book, Unshakeable- Becoming What You Were Created For, isn't going to cause publishers to fall off their chairs and exclaim, " Oh this is just what I was looking for". The bookshelves in stores are covered with testimonies of God grace and mercy on lives.

For me it is about the journey not necessarily the destination. I was obedience to what I needed to do, and I am glad I followed through.My book will be published after all editing is complete. 

I probably won't be on the New York Times Best Seller's list but
 I'm not ruling it out completely! Who knows what God will do. What I do know is I have been listening to God, and doing what I believe He has said.

Meanwhile, I will hone my craft, listen to good advice and give my all to learning so I can be a better communicator. What has God called you to? Can you find others with a similar calling to guide each other? Bouncing off someone else, in a safe environment, knocks off our rough edges.

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