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.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should."