Holy “What day is it?” My life has gotten extremely crazy lately. Hence the Monday blog post on Wednesday. I don’t know when I’ll finally get another Friday post out. Prayers are appreciated.
My poor female mailman has gotten quite the workout carrying my 900 books into the apartment complex’s office last week. I put up a Facebook page to sell some of them. People have said they want to buy them, but…so far I still have all 900 books sitting in my livingroom/diningroom/writing quarters.
You’ve heard of the movie War Room? Well I used my cases of books to make a Prayer Chair. Check it out!
That’s 36 boxes with 25 books in each box. That comes up to a total of 90,000 prayers. I still need more prayers to get my life back in order.
Tate made me such a good deal all I need to do is sell six boxes of these life-changing books to pay for the whole chair. Don’t worry, I’ll simply sit closer to the floor for awhile.
Part of the reason none of these books has sold so far is my fault. I waited to set up the Facebook page until after I actually had books to sell. I bought a shopping cart system to sell them through. The only problem was this shopping cart doesn’t hold actual physical products, yet. Hence, I couldn’t sell nothin’.
Now I learned I can sell directly through Paypal. So, it’s set up to do that. Now nobody knows they can buy my book that way. I have 160 likes in less than a week and everybody forgot about my book already.
There are a lot of things I don’t know about the future. I have no clue who will be our next president. I’m actually uneasy about most of the folks who may win this election.
I don’t know if I’ll ever actually sell a single book. That prayer chair may become a permanent part of my apartment.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to pay my rent next month. Actually, April is okay, it’s May that’s uncertain at this point.
I don’t know if I’ll be selling my books out of the back of my van on a street corner just to be able to pay for my next meal. I told you I need more prayers.
The only thing I know 100% is because of what we commemorated last Sunday. I know I’ll be spending eternity with God in Heaven because the tomb they laid Jesus’ dead body in is empty.
I know. That’s crazy. There’s nothing there to see. How can I know this without a doubt when I can’t even set up a proper online method to sell books?
I’m confident about it because it has nothing to do with my ability to carry this off. If it did I’d be in BIG trouble.
I know it will happen because God laid it all out in the Bible so we’d see it for ourselves.
I bank on the empty tomb because eyewitnesses saw it and the Man who died on that cross for no good reason.
I take that back, Jesus did have a good reason to die on that cross. It wasn’t because He deserved to be there. He hung there and sent His last breath out just so I can be with Him and His Abba for the rest of eternity, which is only slightly longer than it will take me to sell all my books.
His death was a necessary step in the redemption process. His life is proof he has power over our worst enemy, death. His desire is for me and you to take His promise as our only hope of getting to Heaven, too.
90,000 prayers won’t get you there. If they did I’d be able to sell all my books in a heartbeat.
One prayer is all you need. It’s the one where you admit your inability to reach God because of your sin and imperfections, then you take God’s gift that Jesus purchased with his death on the cross.
(Windows just high-jacked my computer to make updates. I had to use my tiny backup computer to finish this post. Welcome to my world.)
I don’t know what impact my prayers will have on anybody, both the written prayers in my book or the ones I actually pray to God individually. I only know God gave me the stewardship of these books and these prayers.
Now, if somebody would click on the link at the top of the page for 100 Prayers and try to actually buy a book I’d be able to sleep better knowing i actually did something right with this online technology complexity stuff.
Keep smiling. Wade