The Bible promises us the power of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives - especially to help us witness, but it still amazes me whenever I sense Him at work in my own life! Perhaps it's because I still have a lingering sense of inadequacy - a residual effect from the issues of the past.
Last week, I accepted an invitation to write a devotional book from my publisher and friend. The book is to be one of a series geared toward people who want to spend an intensive week drawing closer to God - 6 days of devotions, morning, noon and evening. One reason I hesitated to come on board with the project was that it must be completed by early March - only 5 weeks away.
Yet, the opportunity was too important to turn down and I sensed the Spirit urging me to accept this assignment as I prayed about it. True to His promises, He even gave me the title and idea for the book.
The next step was to create the outline and define the focus of the book. Once again, following intensive prayer over the past few days, the Spirit has come alongside as I wrestled with the outline. It went out in my morning e-mails today.
There is much to do over the next few weeks as this labor of the Spirit and love grows to its completion. I believe it will be a tremendous blessing to me as the writer - even more than to the future readers as I labor alongside the Spirit to write His words.
I am thankful for His awesome power and His promise to come alongside as an advocate and adviser to help in this project. Though I've experienced the power of the Spirit numerous times before, this is a new experience for me - learning to rely on Him daily for the words.