With the translations all moving ahead, I am beginning to make plans for their publication. I am currently assembling a list of publishers to check out to find the next step in the Lord’s plan. I do not see clearly as to the timing or the means of this effort so the first step is through prayer. My prayer is that the Lord will make me sensitive enough to detect His leading. It is not my job to gather the resources or to make the decisions, for this is His work. My most important job is in prayer. My tendency is to try to do His job while ignoring my job. I think there are a lot of people with that mentality. We waste resources, motion, time and opportunity in attempting to control the situation, rather than follow the Lord through it.
I did not start this project but it was given me by the Lord. I do not know what the Lord will do with it or even if I would ever complete it, but look at what the Lord has done, so far. First, I was asked to do a job that I had no inkling that I could do and that was to write the book. I stumbled along for years starting and then stopping. I knew that I had been given insights into faith because of the many experiences that He had led me through but I did not feel qualified. Then He gave me I 1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; Neither my skills or abilities qualified me but my Lord chose me because it would be easier for others to see Him, because no one would even think that it was from me. Then I remembered that even the apostles were uneducated men but were qualified by the Lord.
Then came the finishing of the book. It was clear that I needed help and it came from the most surprising source. My number three son, Daniel, who has a masters degree in English and is a College professor who teaches English as a second language, stepped forward and offered to polish it for me. He didn’t want any credit for its content and refused any recognition. He only wanted to help me, knowing my limitations. He was of tremendous help in moving me through its completion.
By this time in my life I was beginning my retirement so I had the time. Also, I had just discovered that I had stage 4 cancer in my neck and the back of my tongue. That urgency was also a help in keeping me on track. Later, the Lord healed me completely from the cancer and the book was finished and published. That alone was amazing but there is still more.
to be continued . . .