|Laura V. Hilton|
I’ve questioned whether I’m the right person to write this book. Maybe God meant for it to go to someone else. Someone more talented. Someone better known. A *name*, an author who has a proven track record to write anything, in any genre. Someone like, maybe (insert favorite author’s name). That person is better than me. More important. More talented.
But no. God wants me to do it.
Why me? I’m insignificant. I’m nobody. Kind of like that poem we were all forced to memorize in Junior High. “I’m nobody. Who are you? Are you nobody too?”
Then God reminded me in 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 (NIV)Yes, Lord. I recognize I can’t do this work without You. And right now I kneel before You, giving You this whole story. If it gets written it will not be because of me, but because of You.
Check out the beautiful lyrics of Casting Crown's classic, Who Am I, (contains links to listen on that page as well) then ask yourself: Are you feeling unworthy of a task God called you to do? Unable to complete it? Join me in turning it all over to Him, trusting Him to work in you, (and me) so that we may give glory and credit to His name.
Lord, please help me to give this assignment to You. Give me the strength to do what You have asked. Help me to say what You want me to say, write what You want me to write, do what You want me to do. And we give You all the glory, and all the honor, and all the praise. Amen.
|About the Author|
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as a three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Bird House in September 2015. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.
Connect with Laura
visit her blogs: http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/ & http://lauravhilton.blogspot.com/
The Bird House
|The Bird House|
by Laura V. Hilton