Joy in Surrender and Addicting!!

Isaiah 61 [Full Chapter]

[ Announce Freedom to All Captives ] The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display his glory. They’ll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage. They’ll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make it new. You’ll hire outsiders to herd your flocks and foreigners to work your fields, But you’ll have the title “Priests of God,” honored as ministers of our God. You’ll feast on the bounty of nations, you’ll bask in their glory. Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, Your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever. …

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Ever find yourself too happy ya just don’t know how to really act or think?  Sometimes you keep yourself reserved because you don’t want to seem over zealous or prideful.  We don’t want that tag of being overly excited because we want all the attention.  This is how I feel regarding the fact that I just got two books published in one month!  It seems to me though that for some reason others are more excited about knowing a published author than I am being one..hmmmmm

So I have been pondering just this thing today…where is my unrated excitement?  What I am I holding back for?  Where is the joy?  Did I get my answer?…NOPE.  Still waiting to hear from God.  Perhaps He is just patiently  waiting for me to erupt like a volcano, I don’t know.  Now don’t get me wrong I am happy for the books being available and I am astonished at how quickly God moved, yet I seem to have this reservation about myself.

All I know is that I came to this place in my life where every thing is falling into place.  Things are just happening which I cannot explain to the normal world..our finances, our favor…..and to me it comes down to three things:  First we had to believe that this life could happen, second I came to a place where I just thanked God and third, obedience.   I know it sounds simple, but it truly is!

Today, I know this may sound weird but hear me out, today I used the restroom at a local restaurant and the toilet paper holder, WITH A LOCK on it,  flew open and hit my knee.  Didn’t hurt but I took it and pushed it shut so it would not open on someone else.  After the incident I thought nothing of it until the paper towel dispenser at church did the SAME thing!  Hmmmm, now I was asking God what’s up?  Know what He said?  I am opening many doors for you, even locked ones.  Then He said to me, don’t go shutting the ones I open or get discouraged if you are not quite walking through them just yet.

Wow!  What a marvelous God we serve!  So now I will sing!  Now I will shout!  Now I will dance!  Why?  Because my God allowed two of my books to be published in one month!!!  Yes He is faithful and good!

If you would like to order either of my books, they are available on Amazon.com and Kindle.

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