Some of you might recognize the title of this blog post from one on my favorite movies Pendragon; Sword of His Father. I have been thinking about this phrase a lot lately concerning my writing.
God gave me a vision several years ago for my life. He showed me that he had given me the gift of writing and that I was to use it for his glory. It was then that I started my blog and was writing lots of articles for various magazines. I sit here now, looking at a pile of books, my books and stand amazed. Yet, I hear that phrase in my head; “The one who gave the vision still calls.”
At the end of Pendragon; Sword of His Father, after the battle is won, Artos says the phrase as he dismisses his troops. Odd, no? The battle is over, the fight is won, and the mission is accomplished. Now is the time to live happily ever after, right?
I don’t know if the Makers of the movie intended it, but the hit on a very important lesson; even when we reach the goal, God still has more for us to do. Just because I now have a book in print doesn’t mean that God has stopped calling. He isn’t up there saying; “Well, you did it kid, have fun with the rest of your life.” No! He is calling to me saying; “Great job! Now, let’s start on the next part of my vision for you.”
I pray that I will never lose sight of the vision, or stop listening for the sound of his voice. I hope that you and I will always remember that the one who gave the vision still calls.
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Today the blog tour stopped at Christ is Write
As I sit here, I realize how little I have posted to this blog in the past few months. Oh, there are posts, but not many of any substance. They are all bits about my writing, my book, and snippets about what is going on in my life. But this post I want to talk about something that I have been experiencing spiritually recently that I find wonderful.
Most of you have probably gone through a hard time in your life, one that has brought you to your knees before God. In hard times, sometimes the only thing that gets you through the day is prayer and the knowledge that God has a plan and a purpose, even when we can’t see it. But what about in times of success? What happens when things are going well? I don’t know about you but I tend to not pray as much and depend on God less.
The past few months have been amazing for me. I am working part time in my Representative’s office, our family was given a car, my book was published and much more. Life could not be better if you ask me. My cup, like David says in the Psalms, is running over. Yet, during this time of great success, I have found myself driven to my knees.
Why? One of the things that I have seen so often is that successful people and people who are doing well seem to drift from God without meaning to. When You don’t have to depend on God for your daily bread, often you begin to lose sight of him. I know that is how I have been in the past. But the last few weeks, though they have been full of success, have driven me to my Heavenly Father.
Sometimes I am just praising him, sometimes I am asking for strength to handle my success, and sometimes am telling him about what is going on in my heart. All of the time, I am learning to be dependent on him even in the midst of success.
What has God been teaching you lately?
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On the blog tour today I’m at Day by Day.
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Today I'm at Inklings
This is the first day of The Destiny of One blog tour! I thought I might share one of my favorite quotes from the book that sums up Maria’s journey in a nutshell. I pray that everyone that reads this book, learns and is bless half as much as I was writing it.
“You know that over the past year I have been wondering what I was supposed to do with my life, or, as grandpa put it, what my destiny is. I got to thinking about how sometimes God reveals what He wants us to do with our lives slowly and gradually. Sometimes, He speaks to us and tells us what our life’s calling is. Some people have always known what God has wanted them to do, and they don’t have to wonder. Sometimes, you have to search long and hard to find the plan that God has in store for you. But sometimes your destiny, what God made you to do, comes at you so suddenly that you are in the middle of it before you even knew that it had begun.
“I don’t know why God has chosen this destiny for me. I don’t really think I’m the best choice, but I do know that this is what I was meant to do."
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You can now go poke around The Destiny of One website (click here!). Read the first chapter, read up on the latest news, learn a little about me, and, on May 13th, you can buy the book!