God has upped the ‘ante’, taken me up a gear and pushed my buttons!
Isn’t it amazing how often you can just drift along, doing your best although it feels like Groundhog Day! You are doing the same thing day after day, week after week and year after year and then…
It is as if a light bulb has gone off in your head. Things look different, you have walked through a new door and the view now has an extraordinary outlook.
Things are the same – but not…
Have you felt this way?
It may be the feeling after studying for an exam and when the results come in confirming you have passed, an invisible coating of confidence comes upon you.
It is not necessarily an Eureka moment, but the gradual understanding that the knowledge or experience you have now makes a difference to others and you have grown out of the ‘student’ or ‘baby’ stage and have become ‘serious’.
This has just happened to me. I have tried to be faithful to the call of writing, insisting to myself that I follow through with a weekly broadcast and blog – and I thank each one of you for reading and watching them and sending encouraging comments. Then I began the first podcast:
This is exciting as it links with the business God has put on my heart of publishing. I can serve others in their author journeys and use the skills, of typesetting which I professionally gained back in the 1980’s, and had been put aside for a while, in order that I gained teaching and management experience.
Nothing is wasted in God’s kingdom (1 Corinthians 15:58).
So now, my professional career takes me in a circle and as the Lord is gracious he gives something I love, books and a newfound confidence in writing.
The latter is so much that I can’t seem to stop.
I’ve found a new platform called ‘Medium’ and plan to write something on that each day (Monday to Friday) and the words are just flowing!
I went to the Lord with a concern, “Lord, the books, publishing and serving other writers to become Authors is great but I don’t want to lose the faith message in all of it.”
His reply, “So create a faith podcast!”
This is how the Keep Unfrozen podcast has been born!
WOW and He has also given me the energy to support these new activities.
I pray for the Title and Topic, and Holy Spirit gives it to me and I’m sure He is on my shoulder as I write!
The New Book
Our next book to be published this Easter is a Children’s Book called, “Little Unicorn – What’s Your Name?” Abbirose and I have created it and it is a lovely story for children aged 3-6 and for adults to read to little ones.
Let Abbirose and I tell you more.
It would be fantastic if you could be part of this journey and help us to reach more readers. Perhaps you could share this link with your friends and family, via your social media?
Let me know how you can best help to get ‘Little Unicorn’ out to the wide world.
I’ve been invited to give a Sermon at our church on Sunday 11th March 2018. WOW I am so excited, I can’t tell you. Then for the next moments I blank!
I came away from God’s strength and into my own and bang anxiety and doubt crept in! This was my cycle: –
- Euphoria – I’ve been asked to speak (I’m on cloud 9)
- Doubt – Who am I to preach? (I tumble of the cloud!)
- Depression – I can’t do this! (The descent sends me into a tailspin)
- Anxiety – What if they hate me? (I hit the floor with a bump)
- Realisation – It’s for His glory, not mine! (Time to get up & dust myself off)
- Comfort – The Holy Spirit is with you and will give you the right words. (It’s not really about me!)
- Preparation – Just do it! (Keep Unfrozen James 1:22-24)
When I shared this with my Pastor, Mark Watson – he reassuringly said, “Totally identify with your feelings – try to run with realisation, comfort and preparation” and he sent me a smiling emolji!
I will be putting the sermon (using Matthew 12) into a podcast – I’ll give you the link in due course.
God never lets you stand still does he? I love travelling with him, as long as I don’t ‘look down’ from my Cloud 9s! The scripture below was sent to me by Pastor Andrew Whitman (my first minister) and is a great encouragement. It applies to you too.
I would love to hear your comments on this: firstname.lastname@example.org
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you
so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—
and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
This is my command: Love each other.
John 15:16-17 (NIV)
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