Last week, I wrote GOD WILL NOT FORSAKE US because God has shown me lots of truths during this year. The past few months have been jammed full of stressful circumstances, decisions, and plans for the future. It can be a struggle not to get bogged down by the disasters and get exhausted from trudging through it all. We’ve been working on our house which is finally on the market again (prayers that God’s will be done and that it sells soon would be greatly appreciated), among a list of other trials that face us.
God tells us to seek Him. Sometimes, that’s as ‘little’ as praying to Him throughout the day, and giving short but heartfelt prayers over things you have no control over. There’s so, so much in life I just can’t control or help — but I can pray. Prayer counts. Praising God for everything is important! Even when we have lists of things to fear or want to run from.
Hard work counts, too. While God wants us to have faith and be still, there are times when we have to be willing to work hard to do His will. My family and I have been doing a lot of working and preparing. When it feel like we’re in deep waters, even if the storm is tossing the waves, with God… we can walk on water. So, take courage, y’all!
Amidst the whirlwind, I’ve been tackling Seek’s final draft. I worked on it during Camp NaNo in July, but didn’t make booming progress. At the start of August, I made a goal of 30,000 words. I’m at 25,000 words on the 21st. Seek’s draft is over 70,000 right now, so I’m getting close to the end! =) I’ll be giving Seek out to beta readers during October (God willing), and while sign ups aren’t open yet (won’t be for a while, ha!), if any of you are interested in telling me you’d like to beta Seek, you can contact/message me beforehand. You can visit Seek’s page for the very rough synopsis which isn’t final yet. 😛 Here’s a quick snippet for you:
ELI’S POINT OF VIEW
I shoved my questions aside, focusing on getting Angel out of danger. She didn’t wake or stir in my arms. The kind, loyal Angel was bloody and limp. And it was because of Michelle, who’d grown up with Angel, who’d watched Angel learn to walk, learn to speak… How could someone do this to their family?
Michelle had made her choice. She choice to destroy the family that had raised and loved her. I’d failed to protect Angel once. Not again.
Jake’s gun never left Fahn, though Fahn looked strangely bored. Michelle didn’t make a move but then she snarled at Fahn: “The cops, we need to go! NOW!”
Fahn cocked his head at me and Jake, smirking, stepping to the car. “Excuse us.”
Well, I think that’s all for today, folks. I have to go get back at tacklin’ life. 😉 What has life been like for you? I’m always here to pray for y’all!