I hope that reading about my lack of skills in my last post was an encouragement to you and not taken as just a confession of how inept I am in some things. Basically I was saying that if I can do it, you can, too, with the Lord’s help. As I mentioned before people tell me quite often at book signings, “I’ve always wanted to write a book but I just don’t know how.” Honestly? I don’t either! But God does. God gives each of us a gift or talent, whatever you want to call it. I’m not saying I am particularly gifted in writing but He knew and has nourished my desire to write. It’s much like those He has gifted in singing, acting, doing crafts, or whatever the gift is. He’ll honor that desire in some way. Maybe you don’t have a desire to write a book. That’s okay. He has put on your heart something that He can use for His glory. He will use our life experiences in some way to help others. In my case He has, and still does, use the abusive background to help those who had similar backgrounds. Hence the support groups, the “Angels by Grace,” Elah Ministries, and my books. Maybe you lost a child, had a painful divorce, lived through a horrific car accident. Life has all kinds of situations and circumstances that the Lord can use to help others. If you will allow Him He will place you in a position to use whatever gift/talent He has given you. I have a dear friend, whom I don’t think was ever homeless, but has a heart for caring for the less fortunate, another cherished friend loves to sing and sings in her church choir, my cousin has a heart for animals. In todays society it’s all about me! Me, me, me. “Take care of number 1.” I’m no Bible scholar but from what I’ve read throughout the scriptures Jesus was not a “me, me, me,” person. He cared about others. Be it human or animal. “…not one of them is forgotten before God…” (sparrows) Luke 12:6-7 Whatever your hearts desire is He can use and if it is through writing then hey, have at it! Yesterday I was at the dentist office getting my teeth cleaned. My dentist is a Christian and in the short conversation we had I learned that he had read my book, “Laying Down my Net-A Walk of Faith” not once but twice! That tells me that he was getting something from it. That maybe the Lord was pointing out things within my story that encouraged him. That warms my heart! To me that’s what it’s all about! Each book I pen there’s a message, whether it’s in one that I call “serious reading,” like “Seek My Face,” or a novel. There’s a message the Lord wants to bring out. “Laying Down my Net-A Walk of Faith” is my journey in learning to trust the Lord and be obedient to His call. I learned from an early age not to trust, be independent, hide your true feelings, and don’t get close to others. “No-one’s going to help you so you better take care of yourself.” Talk about the world’s lessons! God was transforming me big time from the inside out. I had hard lessons to learn and with His love, gentleness, and not so gentleness at times, He has brought me far. If we allow the Lord freedom to work within us and through us we will be amazed at what He can and will do. An open heart lets the Light in. So sit down, pick up a pen, and ask the Lord what He wants to tell you. You’ll be amazed!
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Blessings to you.
Author Sue Cass – “Dawn’s Light” – “Pursuit” – “Laying Down my Net-A Walk of Faith” – “Sacrifices of a Saint” – “Seek My Face.”
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