I’m trying to get back on a daily or semi-daily blog writing schedule. I’m currently experiencing a very bad case of responsibility overload. Hoping it will clear up soon! But then again, I am engineered by my Creator to function like this, so keep it coming… and make me stronger and wiser for the current promotion!
I’m reading a few excellent book right now…
- Next Generation Leader-Andy Stanley
- Rules of Engagement-Cindy Trim
- Prophets and Personal Prophecy-Dr. Bill Hamon
- Velvet Elvis-Rob Bell
- Sun Stand Still-Steven Furtic
- The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham-Harold Myra and Marshal Shelley
Yes, I do read multiple books at a time… it works well for my random track mind! lol
Make Me A Legend Update
My publisher promises the second edit by tomorrow afternoon. They also promise three cover art concepts for my review. If I can rush through the edit, gather a few lingering endorsements, and secure my foreword, the book may publish prior to the projected release date of mid August.
Also, I’ve been scheduling meetings to speak around the nation… I suppose they call this a book tour? I’ve been mostly stationary for almost 9 years, so this should fun! Here are the cities I’m targeting for church meetings and conferences.
- Denver, Colorado
- Lexington, Kentucky
- Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
- Saint Louis, Missouri
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Kansas City, Kansas
- Columbus, Ohio
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Moorefield, West Virginia
- Morehead City, North Carolina
- Various cities in Virginia
- And other lucky cities and towns!!
If you want to schedule something at your church or conference, hurry up, I’m going fast!! lol
Simultaneously with all of this, we just relaunched our Bible College! If you’re interested in joining, please contact our office @ 540-337-2216.
Message of Hope: Go Ahead, Ask For Wisdom.
Just after young Solomon became the second King of Israel, he had a game-changing prayer session with his heavenly Father. Here is the account as written by the great prophet, Jeremiah (author of 1 Kings).
That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!”
Solomon replied, “You showed faithful love to your servant my father, David, because he was honest and true and faithful to you. And you have continued your faithful love to him today by giving him a son to sit on his throne.
“Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted! Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?”
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So God replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies—I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life.” (1 Kings 3:5-14 NLT)
A few weeks ago, I was in the sanctuary of Destiny Family Center, praying in the early morning. I had a moment! There were real tears in my eyes when I protested my future to the Lord,
“I’m scared to take another step from this spot. Everything is happening so fast right now. My responsibilities are piling up. I don’t feel smart enough or strong enough to do what you are asking me to do. I don’t have enough money for this billion dollar dream. Dear God, please do something new in my life this morning. Please, I’m really concerned.”
Then I read 1 Kings chapter 3… and I felt like the Lord was asking me, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” And I went over to James 1:5, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”
So I asked!
And now I am perfectly brilliant in every way! Haha, no, not really… but there is an obvious difference between the person I was before that prayer and the person I have become since then!
What do you have to lose? Have you asked yet? Be courageous, ask GOD to make you wise! Ask GOD to make you humorous! Ask HIM to make you strong in character, influential with people, and simply better in every way! Ask.
Just like every other promise from scripture… you have to believe when you ask and then act as if it’s done!
Here is the perfect song for todays blog: Lord, I Need You, Chris Tomlin 2011
I’m praying for you every day, even on the days I’m not able to post a blog. Please don’t ever stop praying for me. Though I am on the brink of something very big, I am faced with many challenges. Your love and support really do make the difference. I love you all…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Leave a Legacy!