As I stated in the Beginning, I am stepping out in faith that the Lord will use the literary works He has laid on my heart for His purposes. I meet God through prayer and Bible Study; an important question I ask myself as I study His Word is how does this ancient text apply to my life today?
I have found the Bible to be immeasurably critical to my survival through the ups and downs of life. And I admit to feeling more downs that ups…until I open the Scriptures and find it applies to my daily life, that its truths are timeless. They fill me with hope and thankfulness and perseverance to get back up and continue my mission in life. My mission to love Him with all my heart, all my soul and all of my mind, and to obey His Word so that others will be drawn to Him. How can I be successful, though, when I become discouraged and trip over the stumbling blocks put in my way by life situations? I open the Word:
I Chronicles 28:20
David also said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.”
Since Christ came, there is no longer a temple we have to go to meet Him; He dwells in the temple of our hearts. With His help I can be strong and courageous, doing the work He has assigned me; simple tasks such as breathing, complex tasks such as raising a family as a single mother while building a successful career as the sole provider. He and I are not finished working on this temple until the day He calls me to my eternal home.