Hey Everyone! Before I say anything else, I just want to say thank you so much for reading my blog. Even if it is your first time to read, thank you so much for taking time to read as I write–and sometimes ramble–about my relationship with God and being compelled by His love. Thank for sharing your own stories, words of encouragement, and even constructive criticism. Thank you for helping me grow as an ambassador of Christ 🙂
Now here’s where some new and exciting/scary/fill-my-stomach-with-butterflies news comes into play. In the past year, I’ve had another little–cough cough–“project” that I’ve been working on. Actually, I’ve been working on what will hopefully be a published book one day.
Honestly, I sometimes laugh at myself and wonder, “Are you crazy enough to actually believe that you can have your writing published?” But then I remember why I have the desire to write a book in the first place: to share with others, especially high school and college-aged students, how God has changed my life and is teaching me what it means to have a relationship with Him.
You may be wondering, “How did He change your life, Sarah?” Here’s how. I was sitting in the floor of a log cabin for camp counselor training when a speak said one very simple yet powerful sentence.
“There’s a crack in everything;
that’s how the Light gets in.”
That was the moment when my heart and faith were forever changed. To this day, I am learning more and more that cracks are the only way that God enters into our lives. Our mistakes, our failures, our insecurities, and especially our nasty sins: the presence of these in our lives is the only way that we can truly experience God’s love because they require God’s forgiveness, His mercy and His grace. They require that Jesus Christ lay down His life for us, and that is love (John 15:13). When we realize the truth of this, then we see the truth in Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 9:13, Hebrews 10:22-24, and 1 John 1:8-9, 1 John 4:15. Confession is our only response: the confession of our sin, our utter need for God and the confession of faith that follows.
That is what my–hopeful–book is about. So here’s my favor to ask of you… please please be praying for me as I commit myself to this project. Please pray that I will have…
the serenity to accept whatever outcome God has planned,
the courage to risk rejection, and
the wisdom to discern whether my motives are from the Lord.
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
Thank you again for your gift of support and prayers!
Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,