Many days a week, I do a 4-mile aerobic walk. It takes me one hour. I listen to my Word of Promise Bible while I walk.
Right now, I’m listening to the Bible in chronological order. This morning, I heard the end of 1 Chronicles, several Psalms, and the beginning of 1 Kings.
A verse this morning made me pause as I was walking. It was 1 Chronicles 28:20:
And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
I realize this was specifically to Solomon from his father David about building the temple of God. However, I found that it immediately spoke to me, about my career as a Christian author who is using my gifts as God has given them to me. My mission statement for my writing is to prayerfully craft stories as modern day parables to uplift fellow believers and minister to seekers in our fallen world.
I believe that is my own work for the service of the house of the Lord, even if it’s not for physically building the temple that Solomon constructed. With that comes a host of other duties — speaking, interacting with readers, traveling the world alone. Most of those things would terrify me if I gave it enough thought. However, I would rather not focus on what should make me fear what I do and instead focus on one thing: my God will be with me. He will never leave me nor forsake me.
So, even as I travel all over the United States and beyond (to Australia) in the coming year, most of the time alone, and as I work through my production schedule and bring you, my readers, the conclusion to the Song of Suspense Series and introduce you to my next series, I know that I am continuing in my work for the service of the house of the Lord.
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