Well…it’s off!

I have officially submitted Becoming Ever Mindful to the first wave of publishing review. This will still be a lengthy process but I’ve done what I can do and I have to trust God at this poin…

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Well…it’s off!

I have officially submitted Becoming Ever Mindful to the first wave of publishing review. This will still be a lengthy process but I’ve done what I can do and I have to trust God at this point. Please keep this in your prayers as it will be available soon!!!

Please believe me when I say that following your dream will not be easy. This process has been about four years in the making. There were many opportunities to give up but I kept pressing through.You have to find it within yourself to keep your dream in the front of your mind at all times and it will eventually happen!

That rascally devil:

The devil has no power unless we give it to him.

There is no reason to fear him. He is a small, measly, powerless creature that is casting a large shadow against the wall. He does not rule hell. Hell is a judgment place set aside for him and those he deceives. He doesn’t rule anything. When we learn to see him for who he is and see ourselves for who God empowered us to be, we win. I often read back through the stories of Peter and Judas Iscariot. They were both strong men of God (at least at some points in their lives) who walked with Jesus but their closely paralleled stories have dramatically different endings. I’m sure most of us know the story of how Judas sold the secret of where Jesus was for a little bit of money and then hanged himself afterwards. The truth is Jesus was not hiding and would have made his location known all by Himself if need be. Unfortunately Judas forgot that no sin is too big for God to forgive and remove. He went back to the chief priests and gave the money back and confessed to them. “What is that to us?” the Bible records them asking in Matthew 27:4. They did not care. He should have run to Jesus. Yes, Judas betrayed Him but I bet our Savior would have embraced Judas with a big hug and simply told him to go and sin no more (as He had said before). How sad it is that Judas, who spent so much time physically next to our Christ, so quickly forgot all the teachings of forgiveness. He did what we often do: he pronounced his own judgment upon himself. Judas was probably sitting in the crowd when Jesus said “Do not judge or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1) yet he made the decision to be his own final judge.

We cannot condemn ourselves! That‘s how Satan wins!

It’s a question of comprehension:

Do we really fully comprehend what God can do? He is omnipotent! If Jesus could calm the winds and rains then He can certainly calm the storms of your life. It is our responsibility to let Him take control. Unfortunately, we are often like the disciples. The feeding of the 5000 is a well-known miracle recorded in the gospels. Have you ever noticed that, only a short time later, the disciples were questioning how Jesus would feed 4000? The thing that is even more disappointing is that shortly after that, the disciples forget to bring enough bread for a journey they are going on and get really anxious. Jesus reminds them of what JUST HAPPENED ONLY DAYS BEFORE! Mark 8:17 “Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?”

 

Jesus must just shake His head in utter shock at our lack of faith sometimes.