I recently had my first article posted on Crosswalk.com. I must admit it was a surreal experience seeing my name on a site I've visited often when doing Bible research. I've always loved the articles on Crosswalk. But one day when I logged on to do some biblical research, I found my article was on the home page of the site. And I squealed like this was the article hadn't been there for a week already.
I know this may be an extreme reaction but I still squeal each time I have something published. I'm so awed by God that He chooses to use me this way. I'm also amazed at His faithfulness. He told me that I would be a writer and I would reach many. I would like to believe that this article on Crosswalk is another step in fulfilling of His promise.
My family thinks I'm crazy for still squealing about being on Crosswalk, or anywhere else for that matter. I can't help it. My squeal comes from a humble heart. Humility is important to me, not just in my writing, but in everything I do. I have a great awareness of my dependence of God for everything. He is great and it is His greatness that flows through me, not my own abilities.
I'm still excited about what God does through me. And I pray that I will always be this way. I never want to get to a point where I'm not moved by the grace that God has poured out on my life. I never want to get puffed up so that I don’t recognize that it is God working in me. So I'm squealing...