"Come and hear, all who fear God, and I will tell of what He has done for my soul." Psalm 66:16
My heart is full even though my mind and body are weary! Out of this fullness I am compelled to share what God has done! Have you ever grown so weary of trying to make things work that you wanted to quit? That has been my story over the past 18 months. After hearing the news that the self-publishing company that published my book was closing up shop, I felt deserted and devastated. My efforts to have it published through another company were stalled financially due to my daughter's beautiful, but costly wedding. I put it out of my mind, choosing to focus on the joy of my daughter's wedding celebration and the arrival of my first grandchild. But, people began to ask me about my book and how they could get a copy. I had no answers. Each time someone asked, I had to explain my difficult journey and I would end up feeling like a failure. The thought of republishing my book was overwhelming! I wanted to just give up, but God had another plan!
The Lord sent me help in the form of a new friend! My new friend is a life coach who has the gift of encouragement. After referring another friend to her for coaching, she gave me a free coaching session. That session was life changing! She led me to first accept myself for who God made me to be and to move forward in what He had called me to do. She referred me to another life coach who just happens to help people self-publish their own books. As soon as I connected with him, I knew God was up to something really good! He set up a plan, walked me through the process and today my new improved edition of Taking the Word to Heart is live on Amazon.com! During this difficult journey the verse the Lord brought to my attention over and over again through devotionals, sermons, and even through Hillary Clinton's concession speech, of all places, was:
"Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
Whenever we recall what God's Word says and reflect on what God has done and is still doing, our souls are refreshed and renewed. We are then able to not give up, but to persevere in our working and waiting. Then God comes through with the harvest! I am thankful today for His harvest: Taking the Word to Heart: Five Ways to Get a Grip on God's Word.
Keep doing good and do not give up!
Keep Feasting On the Word!