One of my nephews works for Anchorage Printing. A few weeks ago, he asked me to write an article about Faith for one of their publications. As much as I say I like to write, I was brought up short. Yes, I have been making several steps toward publishing my devotional ‘Breadbox for the Broken,‘ but so far it has really only been preparation and planning, nothing has actually happened in print.
Well, I have been writing this blog for almost a year now. I started off slow; I have picked up some speed since the first of the year, but my readership is still basically non-existent. (So if you read this, leave me a comment so I know it was read!) And I have had to use discernment as to how God wants me to go about the devotional’s actual publication, meaning I bypassed an opportunity because it just did not feel right. Now, here my nephew has faith in me to write something printable about Faith, and I was immediately scared I could not do it! But I had to write something! I could not tell my nephew I got nothin’.
So I prayed, then struggled, stretched, and wrote an article; and re-wrote and re-wrote until I thought it sounded decent enough to send him, though I was expecting he would have to tell me, politely, that it was not quite what they were looking for. Instead, he said he loved it, and I believe him because I just read it in the June 2013 issue of the Greatlander, page 22. So something I wrote is in print! I am so thankful the Lord gave me something to say, and Mr Cody Liska printed it. You can see for yourself on their website, in a week or so, after the hard copy mailing has been completed.
Hebrews 11:1 ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ Having been given this publishing opportunity, it confirms my faith that I am going in the write direction. When the evidence is unseen, I can be reassured He is working behind the scenes to open doors for me. He empowers me to remain determined to pursue this long dormant dream of writing.