Autumn Song is God’s book. I say this because it truly came from Him. This past Christmas I became ill with pneumonia and bronchial complications that took me out of commission for over three weeks. Even with a February 1 deadline, I was too sick to even try to write. I had seven complete chapters, a synopsis, and 18 chapters in a chapter by chapter summary. I’m usually not even that organized.
On January 10th I made myself start writing. I prayed every day for the Lord to give me the words I needed to reach my goal of at least a chapter a day. On most days I met that goal, but as the deadline approached, I knew I’d need an extension. When I asked for it, my editor gladly gave me extra time. That renewed my energy, and I finished it on February 1. I then took two days to read and edit then sent it in. My thought was that if they didn’t like it, I’d do some rewriting in the editing.
Then when the edits came to me, my editor asked how long I’d been working on it because it was the cleanest manuscript and one the most well written stories she’d worked on. She asked how long I’d been perfecting it and working on it and if it was a story I already had and polished up for this book.
As you published writers know, when you hear that from an editor, it’s music to your ears. The edits were done in just a few days and sent back. She was very pleased with the results and complimented me again.
Our God is amazing and so faithful. He gave me back the days I’d lost by giving me the story and the words everyday to write it. I knew I couldn’t do it at all without Him, and when I asked, He answered just like He promised. That’s why I say this is God’s book, not mine.
Once again He proved that He will supply ALL my needs through His glorious riches in Jesus Christ. How awesome is that?
My question for you is: Was there a time that your needs were great, but God took care of them in a special way? I know there are lots of good stories out there on how God takes care of us. Let’s hear a few of them.