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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Week Forty: Nancy Richardson

Remedy For Deadlines and Pressure

“But those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

When the pressure is on. The story is due. The words are few. Then it is time to wait on the Lord. Here it says, “...those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength.”

You have been struggling to even write one more word. But then as you wait and take time with the Lord and wait on Him Words come. The words flow once again. It’s back, the inspiration. The thoughts come so swiftly you can not get them down quick enough. You are eager to write, eager to finish. You possess desire to share with others. The deadline is no longer tiresome because you know the source of your strength comes from Him.

Can you not feel yourself soaring as the eagle? A flight into the sky. Thoughts soaring right and left until you find yourself already inspired to write the next book. The ideas are fresh. The plot is daring. Hang on, the Lord is about to take you higher. For this is where the eagle flies.

Oh, the joy of waiting on the Lord. Oh, the freedom of not being weary. Oh, the feeling of not fainting. The pressure is no longer a problem. Why? Because you chose to wait on the Lord.

Nancy DuBose Richardson is a born-again follower of Jesus Christ and is living in Camden, Arkansas with my husband and one child, the last of six, left at home. After teaching Sunday School class for many years she wrote and self published a 30 day devotional called "Seek First.." for her class and friends. Currently, she is working on another devotional series called "At the Kitchen Table", and one dealing with choices which is yet to be titled.

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