Often the week preceding a book signing I have mixed emotions, I am nervous, excited and really thrilled! I intentionally begin to redirect that energy and begin to block those feelings with thoughts of more immediate tasks with of course,a long to-do-list. Really, I don't mind that I am s then often too preoccupied with work and home obligations to think about another opportunity too live out my heart' s desire. But it does happen! Oh friends, Saturday does come and then as the afternoon approaches joy and nervousness are dualing head-on. The best medicine I know is prayer, prayer for guidance, and prayer that this moment is just how God would have it. And prayer that I'll meet some folks that will benefit from my journey and be blessed by what God has created me for!
This past Saturday was no exception with the butterflies in the stomach! But God, yes he again demonstrated His awesome faithfulness through the love shown from those that sweetly supported my dream, encouraged me to continue writing and also purchased my devotional at B. Dalton's Chesapeake Square Mall location. I hadn't invited a soul I knew and consequently I had no idea whom I 'd be introduced to. My focus has changed from will my friends come? To whom will God send. As Max Lucado reminds us in his writings, it's not about me! Jesus that's the focal point. I understand this is a divine exercise.
It thrills me to report that B. Dalton had sold many of my books prior to my arrival and the remaining books that were left were acquired by some very wonderful people including an adorable little reader and her mother-a promising young college student. Needless to say my spirit was soaring and my heart glad! I praise God for the many acts of kindness! This again is a testament that God's goodness speaks volumes in our lives. I pray you too will continue to marvel at all He does on your behalf as you embrace your dreams and faithfully live out your Saturday mornings.
Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being. I Corinthians 10:24
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