Raylin is a cynical, no-nonsense, I’ll-believe-it-when-I-see-it type of girl. As you can imagine, this causes problems when she and the others are pursued by a supernatural Enemy with seemingly limitless power. She is quickly faced with the dilemma of either trusting Daniel’s Heavenly Father for help, or betting everything on her own strength and cleverness.
Are any of us willing to trust in God unless we are brought to the end of our own strength?
Last week I wrote briefly on the subject of why God allows suffering and trials. There, I suggested that trials are indispensable in the formation of our character. Without them, we remain self-centered.
We also know trials can bring us to the end of our own godship—that being the exercise of our SELF WILL to order and control our lives as we see fit. But of course, like anything, it’s what we do with the opportunity. Like Raylin, all of us will be faced with multiple trials. Our response to each potentially brings us closer to God or deeper into self and cynicism.
How have your responses to trials brought you closer or farther away from God?
Daniel and the Sun Sword is now available for PRE-ORDER!
1) If you live in or around Dothan, AL:
Those who are local, please INDICATE where you would like to pick up your order:
♦ The Launch Party in Late JULY. (This will be the earliest you can get the book) or…
♦ Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic at 101 Medical Drive, 36303 or…
♦ First Presbyterian Church at 3012 West Main St., 36305.
2) If you live out of the area, click HERE to order on Amazon.
♦DON’T GET CONFUSED: The book will be available in July, but on Amazon.com and on B&N.com you’ll notice that the official “release date” is listed as November 3, 2015. This is due to Mysterious Publishing World Rules. As the name implies, they’re very mysterious. You WILL receive your copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword by the end of July or early August if you order through Amazon.
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