Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rise and Shine

Hey there! It is bright and early, or at least early, Saturday morning. A steaming cup of coffee at my side should clear the cobwebs any minute now. If you stopped by from Encouragement Cafe, thanks for visiting! If you are wondering what I'm talking about, click the link to read my devotion on the One Word Revolution. It's a new take on what you may have read previously. Encouragement Cafe has devos every day with a theme for each week, along with a radio podcast by Luann Prater. You may recognize her name from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Anyway, if you've been hanging with me for any amount of time, you know my word for this year is GO! That's why I'm up on a morning when I don't have to be...last night before I went to sleep I asked God to wake me at 4:30 so I could get to work on my book revision before the house got busy. He obliged, and after spending 20 minutes or so regretting His diligence, here I am. I can't GO! if I pull the covers over my head, tempting as that is.

Later today I am headed to the Racine Public Library. This past summer I helped to fulfill someone's dream of being a published author by doing an edit/rewrite of her book, Can I Be an Inspiration to You? I learned a lot during the process and know that it was part of God's preparation for this year's One Word.

I came across a great quote this week in a writing book, but I think it applies no matter what direction you're travelling:

"Keep working. Keep trying. Keep believing. You still might not make it, but at least you gave it your best shot. If you don't have callouses on your soul, this isn't for you. Take up knitting instead."~David Eddings

Following a dream that God placed on your heart doesn't guarantee success by the world's standards necessarily, but it does bring you into fellowship with Him. Nothing compares to that.

While I don't know what the Lord has in store for 2013, I'll be praying to recognize His voice and look for the opportunities to GO!

I pray the same for you. If you woke up breathing today, God has a plan for you. Follow Him and see where He leads.

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