An aspect of publishing many aren't aware of, at least for the Christian author, is satan's attacks as the release date of your book approaches. Friends and fellow authors/editors shared this truth with me at the beginning of this journey. I started praying for protection, provision, health, and safety for my family more than two years ago. Yet the true understanding of what they've described only started to reveal itself last month and into this month.
Little things have fell in the way yet God is quick to answer prayer and these obstacles moved out of the way. This past month though, has been a whirlwind. At times, taking the breath from my lungs and the gusto from my motivation. I continue to pray for protection, safety, health, and provision for my family -- and there are others joining me in prayer, thank you very much. I know God is listening and answering.
Some ask, "How can I pray for you?" My response is usually a broad answer - for everything to come together, for us to be healthy, for those who read the book, and of course for Heidi. As we move into the final weeks leading up to the release, my prayers are more specific. God is stronger and mightier so I trust Him with my requests.
This is not meant as a "woe is me" or as a self-seeking share. One thing I have learned, satan hits us where it hurts the most. I will not let lies, deception, and satan's attacks stop the release of this book ~ God ignited this story from the depths of my heart to the book it now is. In His name, I pray as I put on the mighty armor of God. My family will be healthy and healed. The bills will be paid. The darkness is lifted and only Light is welcome in this home and our life.
The decade following Heidi's disappearance I hid in the darkness and let the fears, anger, and hurt build up. Not anymore - today I stand in victory at the foot of the cross. May God be glorified as He answers the prayers on my heart today and in the days leading up to April 3rd. God is good...all the time...God is good!!
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
I'm reinforcing, cleaning, tightening, and shining up my armor.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323