At long last, I just finished my first book. Yes, you read that right: first book!
Tomorrow, I still need to do the dedication page, the acknowledgment page, and the wording for the back cover, but I can boldly claim that the book is finished. I am sure that I will have some revising to do, but the hardest part is done, and I want you to have a sneak peak at: When I was Silenced, then I could talk! Here it is:
I do not know what you are dealing with or going through. Maybe you struggle with finances. Maybe there is an affair in your marriage. Maybe you are so sick and you just don’t want to hang on any longer. Give all of those pains to God. He doesn’t want you to hang on to them any longer either. Give everything over to Him, and then walk together, or let Him carry you.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil….for I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (bits from Psalm 23)! God is there. In fact, He had his own valleys. For forty days and nights Jesus and Satan fought and fought, but Satan couldn’t touch Him. Jesus has been through our pain, and He conquered it.
You may say, “He never went through this.” Yes He did. It is clear that He had to endure everything, and He kept enduring while on the cross. Each drop of blood had a name to it: yours, mine, our children, those that are gone, everyone! If you think, “I can’t get through this predicament because no one can possibly love me enough”, then I have to say, “Jesus loved you so much, that in spite of your predicament, He still loves you and died for you. He loves all of us, in spite of.
Now, that is a sneak peak, but isn’t it awesome to know that God loves us all “in spite of” our wrongdoings? We are all deserving of Hell, and yet, He loved us “in spite of” and gave us the chance to accept the gift of Eternal Life. I don’t know about you, but that simply blows me away. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good!
Now, go be that blessing God wants you to be! You can be that blessing “in spite of.” Go on and give it a try!
Rebecca Keeslar Krell