Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Run with Endurance.

To those of you who have been faithful to my blog over the last couple months, you probably remember this post: A Beautiful Delay. 

At that point I had just begun the editing process with my sweet editor friend.

Now, here we are five(ish) months later.

I would love to be writing this to say that I am almost done- that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But no. Oh the light seems so far off.

Much to my own dismay, I'm only about half way through. My goal for the end of July seems to be slipping out of my grasp but I constantly remind myself that my God is bigger. He is stronger!

While I'm struggling to accept that His timing might not be my own, I know His plan will be perfect and it will play out more beautifully than you or I could ever imagine.

I have to tell you this. I sat down to rant and complain about how stinkin' long this is taking and how frustrated I am that I'm not done yet...

But God doesn't let me keep that mindset for long.

While I want to complain and be frustrated, He keeps reminding me that this is for His glory and not mine...for His honor and praise and not my own.

So I'm praying that I will be accepting to whatever He is doing and that in these next few months things will go faster than they have so far so I can still meet my August date.

Thank you for hanging in there. So many of you have asked and said you can't wait to read it- trust me, I can't wait for you to read it either!

Hebrews 12:1-2
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God."

I'm running friends, running with endurance to this goal He has set before me.


And on a very exciting side note: {as if editing one book wasn't enough} I finished the roughest draft of the sequel to "For I Know the Plans" about two weeks ago. As of now it is titled, "With All of Your Heart," continuing on with the verses in Jeremiah 29:11-13. I'm in love with both of these stories and their characters. My dear friends, I cannot wait for you to read them!!

I'm also working on a story about a girl with's a little blip about it:

This is the story of Audrey Jordyn. The story of how she learned to live. The story of how she learned to love. The story of how she learned to give up fear and instead trust Him...even in the face of death.

While it's different from what I normally write, I'm absolutely loving this new writing adventure. I don't plan to make it a full novel, maybe just a novella. I'm just planning on writing until I'm finished and seeing where that leaves me! *Plot credit for this book goes to my best friend, Emily Grace.*

1 comment:

  1. Bailey Bowers, even if you weren't my daughter, I would pick you for a friend! I love how you are letting God live out loud in your life!