I’m terribly sorry I missed my normal Monday morning post, but SO much has been going on lately! My book hit the shelves and you girls know that’s a huge answer to prayer…but it also means it’s time for me to get to work!
Right now, we’re doing a soft launch, but the week of October 3rd, we’ll be doing a concentrated launch and I sure could use your help that week!
My biggest need is prayer! Prayer that God would use the book to spark our hearts to be more intentional about our eternity. We all long to hear those coveted words, “Well done good and faithful servant” – but we often live like this life is all there is. My prayer is that God would use this book to change that for each of us. I know it has made a tremendous impact on my own heart as I researched Ecclesiastes to write it.
I’d also love to have you pray for the salvation of those who will be reading it that have never been born again. I have a day of study devoted to that specific topic…so please pray!! How awesome would that be if you one day get to meet someone in heaven because you prayed for them!
If you’re a Facebooker, Twitterer or Blogger, it would mean SO much if you’d consider joining the blog tour the week of October 3rd and/or having a Twitter/Facebook fest?
If you’d like to help a sistah out and get some ladies digging in Ecclesiastes, just send me an email and I’ll get some info headed your way. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow, I give you some more information about ways you can help my debut Bible study if you’re interested, but today I’m going to share some life lessons I learned from jury duty.
This morning I had to be at the courthouse for my first experience at jury duty! I may be a bit weird, but I really did think it was uber cool! After hours of hurrying up and waiting, I ended up in a court room where I, along with the other perspective jurors, was given the ins and outs of what it means to be a juror in a criminal case.
As citizens of the land of the free and the home of the brave, each defendant is afforded the privilege of standing before a jury of his/her peers and be considered innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof lies on the state to show guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. (See, I was listening! :-))
That may be how it is in the western hemisphere of Planet Earth, but when we stand before the God of all creation there will be no trial by jury. We will not be considered innocent until proven guilty. The Living God will not have the burden of proof. We will just be declared guilty because we are just that.
We are the guilty who have been declared innocent because the Innocent One chose to be declared guilty – to pay the sin debt that we rightfully should have to pay.
The Righteous Judge accepts the payment of the Righteous Son of God and when we receive Him we stand forgiven…pardoned…free!
It’s amazing how the Lord can use the ordinary to remind us of the extraordinary!
Today, I was reminding of grace, forgiveness and redemption! What’s He showing you today?