My guest writer today is Caleb Jennings Breakey who shares his story with us today about God’s blessings. I asked him for a bio but…here’s what he wrote:
I’m Caleb. I create stuff, I wear Crocs, and I’m strikingly similar to Jungle Book’s Baloo. But mostly, I’m PASSIONATE about helping others tap into their spiritual purpose.
I think Caleb marches to the tune of a different drummer. And that’s a good thing, he seems like he’s a fun guy and sincere as well. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
When It Rains It Pours
Caleb Jennings Breakey
… because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”
For 4 1/2 years, my wife Brittney and I have preached one thing to each other: The Chinese bamboo plant. For its first four years, the Chinese bamboo plant hardly pokes out of the soil. But during the fifth year, it springs up 90 feet in six weeks.
Over a span of six hours on May 31, 2012, God let me spring up.
• At 10 AM, I learned that I was one of three finalists in the speculative fiction category of the ACFW Genesis contest.
• At 11 AM, I received a writing-related job offer from a prestigious Bible company.
• At 4 PM, I received a two-book (non-fiction) deal from Harvest House Publishers.
• By MIDNIGHT, I was still shaking.
My first book, Following Jesus without Leaving the Church, will release Fall 2013. My second book, Falling in Love without Falling on Your Face, will release June 2014.
I’m excited. Really excited! But here’s the thing: this is more about YOU, if you’re an artist of any kind. NEVER give up. NEVER give in. Just do the work. And more work. The results come later. God WILL make you spring up. God WILL be with you all the way. Simply do the work, and trust.
And always, always remember Ecclesiastes 3:22:
“So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?”
SHARING TIME: Tell us about a time when you had a drought and then suddenly the blessings poured down on you.