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When God Answers Prayers His Way ~A Happy Surprise

A while back I submitted something to this group project I stumbled across on twitter. The chatter went something like, “so pumped to be included in this project!” and being somewhat nosey curious, I inquired about the project of mention.

“You should submit something” Dan King recommended to me–(do you follow Dan? No? Fix that immediately– I’ll wait…)

Anyway, so I did.

I wrestled hard with the piece I submitted, the subject is not something I’ve talked about much in this space, it’s still raw, and I’m still wrestling. I bled a little, as I wrote about my struggles with being in church, and then this landed in my inbox

— they accepted it. <Gulp> You’ll be able to read that piece in the upcoming book, Finding Church.

Only by God’s grace…


A few weeks later, after that project submission, I received an unexpected email from the beautiful and gifted Cara. She extended an invitation to me to be part of a project she’s heading up, a book entitled:  Soul Bare: Reflexions on becoming human (a working title).

The list of contributing writers on this project is humbling and amazing. I cannot believe I have been blessed with this opportunity. I just stand in awe.

By the way…I believe Soul bare is still accepting contributions–hint, hint. 

Cover mock-up which is subject to change

 

Finding Church,  It’s scheduled to release in November and Soul Bare is slated for March 2013. I’ll keep you posted.

I am humbled at how God chooses to answer prayers. It’s never the way I imagine, and always, ultimately–infinitely better.

Only by God’s grace, my friends–His ridiculous, flagrant grace.

I am deeply humbled and grateful.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 14-15

Giving thanks for this today, and so much more, beyond 1000 gifts!

Joining the community of friends and Ann in giving thanks for all things. Won’t you join in the praise?

Comments

  1. Well done Kris, you ARE a good writer and have worked hard. I’m sure it was a nervous moment when you submitted your writing but God has taken your offering and will make it bear fruit. Congratulations!

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    1. alwaysalleluia

      Thanks, Mike. I felt funny about even sharing this post, but I want others to be encouraged to keep seeking and praying and dreaming, He DOES answer in His perfect time, according to His will. Prayers for my Soul Bare essay, please? Nervous would be a great description… 😉

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    1. alwaysalleluia

      Yes, so thrilled to see your name on the list! And yes, trying not to panic. Working on brianstorming my piece and trying to just seek HIM! Praying for you as well!

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  2. Yay! Yay! Praise God! I’m so very happy for you, and inspired 🙂 I know God has great big plans for you. Will you be praying with me? I’m working on a submission, too 🙂 Blessings to you, beautiful writer…

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  3. Ro elliott

    Praises…and prayers as you allow Him to lead you and as you follow His heart…rest in His love…abide in His grace…everything else will fall in the boundaries He has for you. xoxo to you!!!

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    1. alwaysalleluia

      Thank you, Ro. Praying with you that beautiful prayer, may I only wander where He leads and may the words of my heart and lips be only glorifying to His name.

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  4. Ro elliott

    praises and prayers as you continue to follow where He leads…continue to rest in His Love…abide in His grace…and all else will fall in the boundary lines…the pleasant places…xoxox to you~

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  5. Sooo stinkin’ proud of how bright His grace shines through you, friend! May God be glorified through your voice…your willing heart. Can’t wait to read your submissions! Love and hugs to you!

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    1. alwaysalleluia

      Nikki~ It’s all Him. All His plan. Pray would you, that the words would be glorifying and edifying, made clean and good in His sight. thank you for encouraging me! You are such a gift!

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    1. alwaysalleluia

      Yes, Aubrey! Get out there and take some chances, ask Him where to go! He will lead and guide you, I know it. That’s a beautiful thing! You inspire me!

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  6. AshlieWrites

    wooohooo!!! couldn’t be happier for you, this is such awesome news! not that I’m surprised 😉 excited to see what He has in store for you…I have a feeling it’s greater than you know…. and thankful to call you friend. xoxo

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    1. alwaysalleluia

      Thanks, Ashlie. You have been such an amazing cheerleader behind the scenes for me. Your prayers and friendship have given me so much. Thank YOU for your love and kindness, keep praying!! 😉 XXOO Love you.

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    1. alwaysalleluia

      Thanks so much, Pam. God’s goodness humbles me daily. Bless you friend, so glad you stopped by to read! Don’t be a stranger 😉

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