The other day I was talking on the phone with a good friend. She was asking me how the sales were going for Volume 1 and we began to discuss a new web site I found a few weeks ago. It is a fascinating tool. I simply typed in a few keywords like, God is Everywhere or D.A. Cobb, and anytime someone “goggles” them I receive an email giving me the source of the inquiry. Mostly they are from global bookstores. You can now purchase copies from Great Britain to Australia but my favorite is one distributor in India selling my book for 771 rupees.
I found myself bragging about the exposure and really getting into myself. I was just going on and on while taking full credit for my achievements. Then it happened! The phone went dead. That’s right, the battery needed to be recharged. It was as though God was telling me to remember we are a partnership in this writing process and I needed some recharging of my own.
I immediately thought of this verse from Proverbs,
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.”
I prayed for a large dose of humility and to be washed clean of my ever present pride. I cannot begin to recall how many times I have said, “I write for Him not me.” These are not just fabricated words but a deeply held belief in His power to direct my thoughts and design these compositions.
There is a fine line between pride and humility and my human nature leads me across the inviting threshold time and time again. Sometimes I find myself aware of my less than humble outbursts but more often I am renewed as I respond to His displeasure at this thoughtless writer. It is only by His healing mercy do I sit and craft my next volume.
I now understand without him nothing good is possible. I ask for His presence at all times to guide my footsteps knowing without Him I would remain a perpetual sinner with no future and certainly no hope.
Listen as we read together these words spoken by Jesus found in the Book of Luke,
“What is impossible with men
is possible with God.”
Praise God in all things.