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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This is the day…


knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.   But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
James 1:3-4 (NKJV)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)

I surrender fully, knowing that the
testing of my faith ensures
His Perfect Work and Will
be done in and through me.

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Prayerfully, acknowledging from my soul that God is in control, I have made my request known to God. I seek His face and desire His favor in this regard. I declare my intention to write and publish the book. I've been reading, studying, and praying a good deal, and there is more of each to do. I believe that if this book is God's Will, He will bring it forth. I will be Quiet, so He might speak. I will be Still, to ensure He moves first and then I will follow. I Surrender fully, knowing that the testing of my faith, the suffering I have and will endure ensures His Perfect Work and Will be done in and through me. I pray to be available, an empty and transparent vessel.

I don't have any particular qualifications to write and be published. I have only my daily testimonies that despite every valley, I see God pouring abundant blessings into my life, challenging me to say "thank You, Lord" when I might be inclined to curse rather than bless. Despite every valley, there is always a view from the mountain. Sometimes it is just a glimpse, but even as I am about to endure another trial, there is always something spectacular to view, and to write about. I am only human, I am human, but humanity is more than sufficient when coupled with Grace.    


Prayerfully, acknowledging from my soul that God is in control, I say “I alone am nothing.” Such a declaration, made by prayer and supplication acknowledges God's incredible and unending blessings over my life, and my powerlessness to receive them on my own. My declaration is a celebration; a release. I embrace my surrender and the realization that there is nothing we cannot accomplish together. So, Lord, if this is Your Will for my life, let's get it done.  

This will not be about me. This is all about You, and the journey You are leading me on. The one I'm earnestly consistently trying to follow, sometimes running alongside to keep up. I'll get it right; I'll keep trying, leaving my words as a trail of breadcrumbs just in case someone is watching.

Knowing this will only be accomplished through prayer and God's Grace, won't you please offer your advice, encouragement, and prayer along the way? I rarely ask for anything here, but I certainly would appreciate it.

Prayerfully, acknowledging from my soul that God is in control, I have made my request known to God, and this is the day this journey begins.

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