.Our Father is an all knowing Father. He knows exactly what we need, even before we ask. I read in an illustration in a book about prayer that God is liken to the fathers on earth where the son or daughter would go to their daddy and ask him for what he or she needs. The father already knows what she or he needs, but until the child ask, he can't give it. An example would be a bicycle. He knows that his child needs one so he has one ready to give to his child. When the child ask for a bicycle, he gladly gives it. Our Father is a gracious gifts and he gives good gifts. (Read James 1:17). Jesus illustrates this in Luke 11 where he preaches about persistent prayer. He later says "If even a sinful father knows how to give good gifts to his children what more our heavenly father?" (My translation)
I am a substitute teacher in a nearby public school district and I know the challenges I face each time I sub. I also know that my heavenly Father loves me and wants me to succeed so I start my morning off asking him to send his angels to help me because the Bible states that angels are ministering experiences and I have personally experience this before. I had no idea what awaited me or what I would have faced. (Sure there were days when I felt God didn't send his angels, but I knew there were days he felt I was up for the challenge.) As I arrived, I met the student teacher for that class! I asked her what the teacher allows her to teach and she told me science, but she did more than that. She helped me gain the students attention, she gave me tips and suggestions. Her presence had helped me greatly until she had to leave.
I am here to tell you that God can do the same for you, but be careful what you ask for. James also wrote that we don't get for what we ask for because we ask with wrong motives, We need to ask what is according to what is in His will and often time God gives so it will give him glory.
What are your thoughts on this subject?
For the last ten years, I have tried to establish myself as an author while other authors wrote books without number within a year. With me, it seemed to be slow process. I made tons of investments. I don't do everything myself, and I have taken every advice possible, including forming a street team.
I have a series out, and I still need reviews. While successful authors gather hundreds of reviews, my books seemed to garnish 3 to 4 reviews. What kind of incentive can I give readers to read and review my books? As I mentioned, I have a street team, but only a few of them have left a review. The rest of them don't do anything. I am thankful for the reviews, but it doesn't stop there.
After 8 years I finally have a series, and I published a collection. It's called The Second Chance Collection. On January 23, my book The Past Hunter will be 99 cents. If you get emails from the Fussy Librarian, you will find out.
Can I ask you a favor? If you enjoy Christian Romance with suspense, please download it and review before the 23rd? If you would like an ARC copy (advanced reader copy), sign up for my mailing list. The sign up is on my first page From the Desk of Ruthie Madison, and I will send you an agreement form along with a mobi copy of my book.
I also need active members of my street team. As I said, not all are active, but they won't receive anything from me either. So thanks and thanks again. If you download it, I hope you enjoy it. All my books are in the Kindle Select program, so if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, it won't cost you anything.
Please leave review at both Amazon and Goodreads.
My book blurb:
Finally done with Montana, Julie Henshaw packs up her suitcase and her memories and heads to Southern California. She’s well on her way to leaving her past behind her—until her car dies in Marysville in the middle of a cold night. As she waits for a tow truck, a driver pulls up and offers his help. To her shock, the man is no ordinary stranger. He looks exactly like the boyfriend she turned in after she witnessed a terrible crime.
Whoever the stranger is, he is certainly kind. He helps her find lodging, a job, and even a roommate who is a fellow Christian. Julie begins to doubt her dreams of living in Southern California. Maybe romance and adventure are waiting for her right here in Marysville . . .
Eric Young made a terrible mistake when he helped a friend cover up a crime. Now, he’s facing life in prison for something he didn’t do, with no way of protecting his lost love Julie from his evil twin brother. Eric finds redemption in Jesus, but his future is still in doubt—until he’s given the option of early release. Is it too late to find Julie and win her back? Or will he have to leave the past in the past?
Author of the Second Chance Series and owner of Unique Pen Press.