Are you ready to hear what God can do when you say “yes” to Him?
My writing journey began back in 2000. I attended writing groups, conferences, hired editors, and spent time working in ways to learn the craft of writing and become traditionally published. In 2009 I was blessed with a wonderful literary agent and my manuscripts were pitched to major publishing companies.
Then in 2012, during a time of prayer, the Lord directed me to release my agent and self-publish. Y’all that was HARD! I loved my agent and the agency she worked for. I loved the thought of my books being picked up by a major publisher. Later, God directed me to stop marketing my books and let Him do the marketing. To be obedient to God, I had to lay down my ideas of what my journey would look like.
Following God isn’t always easy, but God is an extraordinary God who guides in amazing ways. Since 2012, I’ve released seventeen books (fiction, non-fiction, and devotionals) resulting in over 115,784 books sold world-wide. (Insert shout of praise to God!).
Now, the interesting thing is 113,715 of those books were given away for free. As my first-fruit offering to the Lord, when I publish my books, I give away the e-books for free for the five days that Amazon will allow. And as the Lord leads, I’ll have additional free days. God blesses abundantly when I share what He has freely given me to write. I owe God so much for saving me and giving me eternal life through the sacrifice and grace of His Son, Jesus Christ.
When God calls you to do something out of the ordinary, trust Him to lead you on an extraordinary journey. Dare to take the adventure with God. Say “yes” to God, and watch what He will do that no man can explain.
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus! Glory down all the generations! Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!” (Ephesians 3:20-21, MSG).
“God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it, He throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. His right-living, right-giving ways never run out, never wear out. This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God” (2 Corinthians 9:8-11, MSG).