I feel like Satan is at us. He's coming at us from all sides, attacking us not just in the courtrooms or the media on the large scale, but in our every day lives.
We're tired, so we don't read our Bibles.
We're frustrated at work, so we don't give thanks for our jobs.
We feel weak, so stop praying for healing.
What we do in every moment MATTERS. How we react at work when there's a mean girl MATTERS. How we handle bad news MATTERS. Are we afraid? Are we dismayed? Or are we obedient followers of Christ who turn to our God in prayer?
Many of you know I work as a Project Manager for Vox Dei Publishing. We put out Christian books for a messy world. Because, Lord knows, this world is messy. Our lives are messy. Our spiritual battles are messy. We need books that will uplift us, give us strength, give us courage, and remind us to turn to God not only in prayer, but in thanks, in times of need, in times of plenty, in times we literally have nothing but God.
Vox Dei has changed my life. It's amazing, plain and simple. The people are encouraging, prayerful, uplifting, and people I'm honored to call my friends, my family. We regularly pray for one another, for our messy world, and for our imprint. We believe in what we do. But our imprint is being attacked. Not by people but by Satan. Our time gets short, so we can't write, or promote, or do what it takes to reach even ONE person with these amazing stories, both fiction and non. Our daily lives overtake our eternal purpose. We have seen so much change in the last couple of months than any one group should have to face. We have seen personal losses, financial hardships, professional discouragement. If it can happen, it HAS happened.
But something amazing has happened - we're at peace. We know we will be okay, individually and as a collective. We know that what we do is not for fame or money. We know that if ONE person buys our books, and their life is changed forever, then we have succeeded far more than if we sold a thousand books. Our goal isn't to sell books. Our goal is to give encouragement to believers and change the lives of non-believers.
So, my dear readers, I ask that you pray for Vox Dei. Pray for our fearless leader, Heather Huffman, my mentor, my encourager, my boss (ha!), and my friend. Pray for our authors, that they will see encouragement in what they do, that they will not feel defeated by a slow month but instead hear how their book changed someone's life.
Most importantly, pray for your fellow man. Pray for the non-believers to learn of Christ's love for us, and our love for one another. Pray for Christians, to not feel dismayed but to know that God has a plan for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us HOPE and a future.
Thank you. <3