My sandwich story is coming along nicely! I'm currently at 58500 words, with a goal of 80k. It's so fun to be on the final stretch!!!
LOL: Mission Jack is in the hands of two agents who have requested the full manuscript. It's funny. I thought I'd be totally out of my mind with impatience during this time, but God has calmed me. I have this huge peace knowing that His will is perfect, and He knows what he's doing. Even if I get two rejections, God took me this far and had a reason for it.
I'm SO excited too, because the other day, God allowed this absolute flood of ideas to pour over me for my 2nd and 3rd books of the cyber-love series. They are mostly snippets but I'm so anxious to get back to writing them I can hardly stand it.
What I want to talk about today is the revelation God gave me for my second book. Okay, that might sound hokey... "GOD GAVE ME...." but seriously? He does. He gives us ideas at the perfect time, and when it's from him, we know it. There is just this huge assurance and confirmation.
For me, it was a song. God uses songs so frequently to whack me over the head, and I was driving home from work, listening to WayFM, and FORGIVEN by Sanctus Real came on. As the lyrics were song, my heart started to stir. This bubble of excitement came over me and it was as if God was pointing his finger at the speakers and saying, "Listen, Krista."
What I heard was Paige, my heroine of book 2, singing this song. Okay, I didn't like HEAR her singing it, but the song was totally for her, guys. The message is exactly what she needs to hear, it's what she is struggling with throughout the whole book. My writer brain started to churn, and I saw all the little odd ends of my story wrapping up so well with this.
You see, Paige is pregnant. During a "low" point in her life, she gave in to temptation to allow someone other than God to comfort her, and didn't feel worthy to go back after her fall. She alienated herself from her family, her best friend, and found comfort from the one place she should have fled.
But now, that one place has shown its true colors, and Paige is alone and desperate. Previously, I had her "mad" at God, but something just didn't jive. She wasn't really mad. She was hurting. In pain. Alone.
She needed to be forgiven.
Has God ever used something, a moment, a song, a word from someone, to reveal your story to you?
Have you ever felt unforgivable? If you feel that way now, well, *hugs* and *love* coming your way. Know that you ARE forgiven in Jesus if you but ask. For the rest of us, wow, isn't it wonderful that God HAS forgiven? That we don't have to carry the weight of who we've been, what we've done? SO many times we beat ourselves up about the past, but wow, we're forgiven, y'all! How awesome is that!!!