Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Author Post: Blog #22, "God's Work in Me"

Do You Want a Miracle? Well, it is the PRECISE TIME of year for your miracle!

MIRACLES are Divine Events Orchestrated by God to those who Believe. They are miraculous occurrences in the physical world that "surpass all known human or natural powers," and are manifested as a true work of God.

In the natural, an unexplained welcome happening is impossible to believe. In the supernatural, an unexplained welcome happening is possible to believe. The key is to believe and have true, earnest faith that ALL things are possible. Matthew 19:26 says, "But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Mark 11:24 says, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." God is amazing and can do amazing things in the lives of his faithful believers. 

Have you ever had days or certain times in your life when everything seems so hopeless and that things will never improve?.. Times that you just break down, thinking, How will I ever get out of this rut? 

The circumstances may involve grieving for a friend or a loved one, when life seems so hard and impossible without them. It may be that your finances and income have lessened and you actually don't know how you're going to pay the bills and provide for your family. Or, maybe you're just wondering if this is all there is to life, wondering, When will it be MY time to shine! Or, maybe you have experienced all of the above.

I went through all of these exact instances, and they continue on. My Mom went to be with the Lord suddenly in 2007 and my Dad, last year. I was devastated at each of their passing and somehow, someway, I had to go on without them. Being close to God, I feel their presence through Him. God has eased my grieving pain by allowing me to remember all that they stood for and taught me while on Earth, how they gave their support and stood by me, and how I still want to make them proud.

Although being a single mother of two daughters has been challenging, it has been an incredible journey and blessing to me as well. I wouldn't give up a moment of it! My girls are my everything and I've tried to do my very best in raising them in a Christian home. I remained faithful that any difficult time would pass. It was such a Blessing to the three of us to have my fiance in our lives, as well as my sister and nephew, who gave me hope and confidence continuously.

Besides designing web sites, God gave me the special purpose of writing. When I get an overabundance of ideas in my head, I have to write them down. Like this blog, for example. Also, like my first published book in a series of ten, "Bibletoons: Adventure with Noah." I'm extremely passionate about this continuous story. My main character, Percy Porcupine, states in the book that, "There has got to be more to life than this!" Then, he goes on the adventure of a lifetime. His miracle happened!

Humbly speaking, my dream has begun to become a reality and I'm half way there in becoming a successful children's author. However, book sales have not reached the sales mark for my second book (already written) to go into production. The market, especially for Christian children's books, is not as "popular" as other categories and there is so much competition with more well know authors, even though my book is available worldwide. But, I know that if God brought me to it, that He'll bring me through it. It pleases me so much to bring God's Word into children's hearts, helping them to learn and know His promises.

As I included in Book One of Bibletoons, Psalm 1:3 says, "They are strong, like a tree planted by a river. The tree produces fruit in season and its leaves don't die. Everything they do will succeed." Be strong and remain faithful and DETERMINED that your miracle will appear.

So, in order to press on, I had to shake off all the sadness, financial hardships, unknown purpose and fear. God said in Isaiah 46:10 that, "My Counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose." Also, in Luke 1:36 when the angel Gabriel was sent from God and appeared before a troubled Mary in Galilee saying, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God." FINDING FAVOR WITH GOD is a thought that gives me the chills! Just imagine it. Having the favor of God in your life would simplify things, making life's adversities dwindle. Finding favor with God means being blessed with a miracle.

What better time than the present for your miracle! Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks for all we've been blessed with and a time of spiritual renewal. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, we gain a special connection to our Heavenly Father. Looking forward to cherished times and ultimate abundance is what we hope for. Step up your faith and really thank God in earnest for all you have and He will bless you with more! He sees your every need and knows your path through life. Matthew 10:30 says, "Even the hairs of your head are numbered." Your miracle is on its way!

Feel the season! Live the season! Hope! Dream! Pray! Believe! Dive into your Blessings! Get excited! Be the BEST person you can be in God's eyes and your long awaited MIRACLE will present itself. Imagine your life when it does!

Stay close to God and all His Glory, for THIS is the season of MIRACLES!

Happy Thanksgiving and a Healthy, Merry Christmas and New Year to you all!!!