22 October 2009

Stepping out of the boat

The organizers of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) say that for most people writing a novel is one day event, as in "I'll write it one day". My voice has too often been a part of that chorus.

Yesterday, as I stumbled across info about this November challenge I sensed the Holy Spirit urging me to jump in. Dive. Take a step on the water. 50,000 words in one month. I can't imagine doing that it my own power, but He reminds me I am not alone. He will and does take my hand.

Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
"Come," he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?" Matthew 14:28-31 NIV

Let me pay no heed to the wind and waves. Abiding in Him and eyes fixed upon Him I can do all that He asks of me. So as of yesterday, my name is entered. Beginning November 1st I begin a task much larger than I can accomplish on my own. When I cross the finish line, the glory will be His!

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Rachel said...

We are to be living in His strength always - which makes the impossible possible. You go and may He be glorified in you!

Ephesians 3:20 "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,"


you gotta wonder said...

What a blessing! It's nice to know I'm not alone. We can hold hands as we step out onto the choppy water with our eyes fixed on Him. Praise Him! He knew just what I needed (as always)!

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