Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Small beginnings

“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity 

Well, I have begun the process of working on a novel.  It's not something I have ever done before, and it's actually something that feels impossible to me.  Therefore, it actually seems more probable to me that God would use me in this way, since it is a desire of my heart, but I know it can only be done with His help.  So if I am to succeed, I know it will be because God has done it, not me.  I don't expect to be on any bestseller lists anytime soon, lol, nor am I sure I would even write something that would be more than self-published.   But my hope is to write something my children will enjoy, and just because it is another mountain to conquer.  In the meantime, prayers are appreciated.   

I thought I would also share the verse that has been in my mind tonight. I am thinking it's the Holy Spirit's way of encouraging me.   

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.  -Zechariah 4:10

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