Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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30 Days

child-with-hiking-stick-1432735Thirty days. I know that isn’t that much time, but depending on my season, they can blur past like a NASCAR racer on the final lap, or lumber past like the tractor on a two lane road. And the busier I am, the faster the days fly. No joke. Our three-month volleyball season ends like a
sharply hit spike and I’m looking back on it thinking, “That just happened.”

It’s so easy to get caught up in the battles of daily days. Putting out “fires,” making a plan, checking off list items. Much to do. Much to do. Yet my walk with the Lord isn’t contingent on my amount of spare time. On the contrary, my relationship with Him is important enough to be an action item on every day’s schedule. I MUST take this time – MAKE this time – to daily tune into Him.

I need His compassion and eyesight to deal with the people He will place in my path. And I need His point of view in order to even SEE the path He has for me.

Bottom line: I won’t follow well if I don’t follow always! (Tweet This!)

I’m taking a challenge, and passing it along to you, of spending the month of September in devotion to the Lord. Yes, I’m crazy enough to choose my absolute busiest season!

As a guide for this journey, I’m offering my new book, Thirty Days of Devotion. Devotion CoverIt’s available at Amazon, but subscribers to my monthly newsletter get a link for the PDF version for free. Each day has a short section to read, scripture on which to meditate, questions to think about, and even a link to a song that supports the subject.

Here on the blog, I’ll be posting a little extra reflection as I follow through on the devotion as well. I’m hoping all of you will chime in with your thoughts and revelations or stories in the comments so we can actually have a discussion!

I think of a daily quiet time this way. Our High King sits on a park bench waiting on me for a chat. The more I accept His invitation, the more I will the practice.

Your Turn: What about you? Pray about committing the 30 days of September to having daily quiet time with the Lord. If you’re going to join us, leave me a comment to let me know. If you’re not sure, analyze what’s stopping you. There’s no failure here. Only children practicing their walk with their Father. Step alongside!

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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