God bless you all!
As I write this my heart is filled with peace and emotion at the same time, like the ocean... so serene at times, yet it can turn into a rage when we least expect it.
For many years the Lord has encouraged me to write for Him, but I disregarded the idea as a longing of my heart. Then, in 2007, after 10 years teaching English as a Second Language in my local high school, 1,000 teachers were released from the system due to changes in the Department of Education, myself included. I lost my job, my home, and so my son (then 10 years old) and I had to leave the town that we have come to love and move somewhere else.
And so for three years I looked for stability and nothing came out of it. It did not matter how hard I worked or how hard I pushed the situation, the results were barren. The struggle became impotence, and with impotence came defeat... or so I thought, until last Sunday.
Sunday morning came with a lot of rain, unusual at this time of the year in the Caribbean. I was down to my last 20 dollars, not knowing what to do. I lifted my eyes to the gray skies and said a little prayer: Lord, I have surfed the ocean and wiped out bad... and I can't surf anymore. I am sorry for not allowing You to be the one in control. Show me the way...
"You need to work for me..."
So, after crying a good 25 minutes, I prayed, I worshiped and felt a love like no other. I took my last 20 dollars, went to church first and then Walmart, bought a rechargeable credit card. came back home and asked God: You are my boss now, where do I need to go?
I made a search on Google and the top website was FaithWriters.com. I went in, filled out my form and when it was time to decide what plan to choose, I asked again...
After choosing the Platinum 500, I felt at peace, knowing not only that the Lord is pleased, but that I finally have learned what surrender is all about. And well, here I am, posting an article a day, see where the Lord is leading me, open to meet my brothers and sisters and best of all, spreading the Gospel through the written word.
May God bless you always! Nora