Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23,24 HCSB
I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 HCSB
In spite of all the obstacles and hurdles one must endure in order to stay the course–the end result has already been written. Whatever God has called you to do–when you keep your focus on Him and not allow the outside world to interfere–He is faithful and He will accomplish all that He has desired to accomplish in you.
The only thing that He desires from us is acceptance of His love and complete dependence upon Him.
If we remember to trust Him and not think we have all the answers, He will use us to glorify Him and when we glorify Him, we please Him and when we please Him, He will give us the desires of our heart. No mystery–just God being God!
We must live to please Him, not the world–and do all we can to obey Him in all things and that includes–upholding His Word, no matter what the government may say. We must love–unconditionally–the way He loves, even the unlovable for God is Love. We must pray–consistently–for the household of faith (in Him, not self) and when those of us who claim to belong to Him, repent of evil, and obey, He will hear and answer our prayers. He is faithful to His Word and He does not change–no political correctness with Him–just Godly righteousness.
When we do all we have been called to do–living by faith for Him and doing all He has called us to do–He will finish what He started in us through us.
Over a year ago, I was praying my writing and the Lord showed me that He would have 1 + million readers read my books. Well, of course He didn’t share His timeline, but I’m so grateful to those who are hearing Him speak to their hearts and we’re getting closer each day. My God is an awesome God and He is more than able to fulfill His promises to us and through us!
So, for those who are reading my books–Thank you! For those who haven’t–what are you waiting for–you’re missing out on good, wholesome literature–Mystery with no profanity or violence, Christian Romance with no porn, Christian literature clarifying scripture, poetry, and fantasy for kids–I’m writing so there is something for everyone!
Reading–research has shown–increases literacy and for the older generation, helps to allay the onset of dementia or Alzheimer disease.
So, let’s get away from the television and curl up with a good book.
I had actually decided not to write for the NaNoWriMo challenge this year, but after a “friend” bugged me to do it, I did. I already had a story in mind, but had not determined what I wanted to do with it. So, a couple of weeks before the first of November, I developed my characters, my story map, and my fictional city–complete with a grid of the streets and location of all major buildings. I completed my research and typed up my notes, and on November 1, 2014, at 4:30 a.m. I started writing. By November 9, 2014 at approximately, 2:00 p.m. I had finished the first 50K! Now, near the near, I am revising (2nd round) and my word count is over 72K. Since i plan to publish the “finished” work (after 3 more rounds of revising and editing), it will be available on Amazon as an eBook, hopefully before the end of January.
At any rate, here’s what the cover looks like–right now.
There’s an excerpt on the NaNoWriMo site and I’ll probably post it again, soon! Some ideas are worth pursuing! This one certainly was!