I finally signed a contract for my new book! If the Lord brings me to mind, I would so appreciate your prayers as I work towards a November 20th deadline (with an October 2009 scheduled release). Two years ago this week, God literally rang a bell in my spirit and told me my next book would be about Lazarus. The Lazarus Factor to be exact.
For while we know Jesus loved Mary – look how she worshiped – and we can even understand why He loved Martha – after all, look how she served – what about those of us who really don’t know where we fit in the heart of God?
Lazarus throws our formulaic Christianity and false beliefs into a whirl when we realize that the only thing of any significance that the man did was die. And yet, before we even become aware of his existence, we are told that Jesus loved Lazarus (John 11:5).
I am praying that The Lazarus Factor will bring a divine shift in how we view our relationship to the Lord. For the enemy of our soul wants us to believe, that while God loves everyone else, He couldn’t possibly love us. Most of us have head knowledge that we are accepted in the Beloved, but for many of us, that incredible Good News hasn’t quite reached our hearts. And that, in a nutshell, is the mission of this new book.
A huge task like this could only be a work of the Spirit. There is nothing I could ever say of myself that could bring such a transforming life-change. Oh, how I need the Lord’s help! And that means I need your prayers. If the Holy Spirit brings me to mind, please pray that I will:
1. Be sensitive to the Lord’s heart and leading
2. Have the discipline to sit down and write
3. Experience a supernatural clarity as to what to write
Thank you for partnering with me in this amazing and sometimes terrifying (at least to me!) process.