"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I’m sitting in my office comfy chair, as opposed to my desk chair, and in the mirror on the wall I see the reflection of a gift from a dear friend. It is a decorative stand with an encouraging word attached, that word is Believe. It is my reminder that whatever I have need of, the first step in receiving is believing.

I smile when I look at that sign. It is an answer from God when I have a question.

“God, will spring come to Colorado Springs?”
God: “Believe.”

“God, will I ever be a published author?”
God: “Believe.”

“God, can our nation get back to its firm roots?”
God, “Believe.”

Sometimes it is easy to believe, but in the deep, painful places it is hard. When the believing stretches on for twenty plus years and I ask, “When God?”

His answer is still, “Believe.”


P said...

LOL! You and I have had our writings published in other publications and yet we do NOT see ourselves as published authors.
I will, after reading this, change that mindset. I have been published not once, not twice, but three times... so therefore I BELIEVE I'm a published author - as are you my friend, as are you...=)

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Paula, thanks for the reminder. I am a published author. I have another story coming out in July, another Chicken Soup book.

Jim Marr said...

Thanks Diane for that reminder to BELIEVE!! Waiting and trusting in God for His direction in all things!


Terri Tiffany said...

I'm glad I read this post right now cause I needed to and God knew it. I wonder and I wonder if ever this writing will go someplace and today is especially hard as I send out some work. I will believe:)

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Jim, It has been a long wait for you but your book will be out soon. Looking forward to getting it and reading it.

Terri, I am so glad that this could be an encouragement to you. It sounds so easy doesn't it, just believe, but it's not, when everything around you says forget it. It would make God so sad if we gave up believing.

Nishant said...

I have been published not once
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