Monday, August 5, 2013

How Do You Spell Relief?

Today is the big day...the Book Launch Party* for my first novel, He Knows Your Name. In theory I am super excited, but this has definitely been a journey. Even though I have felt the nudging from above and the shoving from a good friend, I still can't shake the feeling that I am in way over my head.

I had a dream a few nights ago that it was tonight. I got to the Bistro in time to see people arriving for the party, ready to purchase their own signed copy of my book, except that I had forgotten to pack them. I tried to stall and figure something out. My friend offered to help and went out and brought back Starbucks for everyone. Great idea, but we were already at a cafe` and I still didn't have any books on hand. It's not the first time dreams have revealed what bubbled under the here to read about my rock star debut dream.

How do I find relief from the occasional anxiety that ambushes me? T-H-E W-O-R-D.

I write down all the scriptures that remind me who God is and who I'm not:
  • "Be still and know that I am God...the Lord of Heaven's Armies is HERE; He is my fortress." Psalm 46:10-11
  • "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the Name of the Lord our God." Psalm 20:7
  • "For," says ADONAI, "I will be for her a wall of fire surrounding her, and I will be the glory within her." Zechariah 2:5 CJB
I focus on Him alone. He is the reason I wrote what I did and I have put it on the altar. At the end of the day, it's still all for Him.

So, come on out tonight, drink a coffee with me, and let's celebrate what God has done! I mean, this is pretty cool.

*In case you missed the details, we will be at Le Caffe Bistro in Waukesha from 6:00-7:30. Stop on by! All are welcome!

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