i am ... Excited!

As many of you know, I have been writing a book that is tentatively titled,
"i know You are . . . but what am i?"
It's about what I call the "little i am's". God is the "Great I Am", so we are the "little i am's". Each chapter will explore the concept of who God says we are - for example, i am . . . an ambassador, an athlete, a soldier, the bride, salt, light, and so on.
After a whirlwind year last year, my progress on the book itself has been SLOW. I put it aside for a while to learn more about how to write and about the publishing industry. But now, I'm back! I had some outside influence to bring this front and center once again. My son!
In his Bible & Worship class at school, he and his classmates are assigned the task of putting together the chapels for the entire school. As they were brainstorming a theme, he suggested the "little i am's". The students chose it, and I am now "consulting" with the class to present this material to the entire school. It is a thrill for me that they expressed interest in this subject, and I am taking it as a confirmation that God wants me to continue with the vision I have for this book project.
I attended the class this morning, and they are such a great group! I offered some advice, but mostly I wanted to hear what their ideas were. A schedule was developed for which topics will be on which day, and they are lining up speakers for each presentation - 6 in all (an athlete, a soldier, etc.). My son, AJ, will be sharing the message about what it means to be clay in the hands of the Potter. (Can I say I'm more than a little proud?)
I will be sharing the introductory message this Thursday 3/5/09 at 9:40 am, and while I am so excited, I must be honest - I covet your prayers. I so want to be relevant to the student body (and staff). And while I love teaching and sharing in small group settings, being on stage is just never a comfortable spot for me.
And while I'm at it, can I be so bold as to also ask for prayers for the book I am writing? My sole desire is that discovering our true identity in Christ will be encouraging and empowering to the reader. Please pray that I will be focused on the task and that my writing skills improve to present a worthy product. I also am exploring publication in magazine articles. Thanks so much in advance!!
Isaiah 62:2 “The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.”

Isaiah 43:1, “But now, O Israel, the Lord who created you says: ‘Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.’”


Susan C said...

Wow!!! That is so exciting. Life with God is such a thrill, isn't it? You never know what He has in store "right around the corner". We will be praying for you. We have every confidence that He will do a great work in you!!.


Kathy said...

Hi Susan,
I can feel your excitement, take a deep breath, I'm smiling from ear to ear and walking with you in all of this. God is good, He'll be standing right next to you on that stage and imagine how proud AJ will be, that is rare in this generation. I have a copy of my friends i am list, it's about 4-5 pages, I'll get it out to you as soon as possible. Also keep me in prayer, I'm sitting for my Boards in 2 wks.

God bless, be well,

Cathy said...

I am so happy for you! Sounds like you're on the right path. Don't worry about talking at AJ's school. You'll be great! I will pray for you and I wish you much success!