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Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Shining New Year

As 2011 silently slips into the night, a shining new year begins. Welcome, 2012!

I read this somewhere and it not only blessed me, but set my perspective right. My prayer is that it blesses you as well. “When the time was right, the sea parted, the walls fell down, the lions went hungry, the sun stood still, the star appeared, the waves were calmed, the stone was rolled away, the Lord ascended…And when the time is right, the King of Kings will return. God is never early and He’s never late—He’s always right on time and His plans for you are good.”

For writers in particular, waiting can be difficult, even painful. Rejections pile up to a point where you might question whether or not you can even write. You are pummeled with doubts as the enemy and your flesh screech into your ear, “You’re not a writer. Give it up. Get a real job. You’re nothing but a dreamer.”

Satan’s a liar; flesh is unreliable.

Let me encourage you; if God has gifted you with the ability to write, do it with all your might. Apply every necessary effort to learn and grow as a craftsperson. Keep your prayer life open and in touch with Him. And in the words of Winston Churchill, “never, never, never, never give up.” Trust God’s impeccable timing and keep pushing onward. 2012 is full of hope and bright expectation. For many of you, God is about to astound you with His presence; He’s going to deliver the fulfillment of His promises to you in amazing ways. When He does, remember, “…you did not gain possession of the land by your own sword, nor did your own arm save you, but it was by God’s right hand. His arm, and the light of His countenance…” Ps 44:3

Give God all of the glory; it’s His in the first place.

For many of you, 2012 is going to be a time of continued waiting. This does not mean God is ignoring you. Quite the contrary. He’s actively growing you, shaping you, helping you hone your skills. Let Him do so with everything thing you have in you…and do it joyfully. And in the words of Winston Churchill, “never, never, never, never give up.” The world is full of starters, but it’s the finishers who count.


Anonymous said...

True words,God's timing is Perfect!!! Bt its only if your patient enough, that you would realize this!!!By His grace,am never ever going to give up!

Debbi said...


Dixie Phillips said...

Loved your blog.... *\0/* I'm sending you some pompoms. You are a wonderful cheerleader. Thanks for spreading SONshine!

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