Seems it’s been a while since my last update and prayer request. So here goes. I am still in coastal South Carolina fulfilling my ministry here while seeking the Lord about my next location. Lots of time alone with Him, praying, reading the Bible, crying out to Him, being refined by Him, singing to Him, worshiping and praising Him, and lots of opportunities for beach ministry, handing out tracts around the area, and ministering to people in person at times and by phone. My cup runs over with the Lord’s love and with opportunities to love and serve Him with all my heart.
I recently published my two newest books, 100 Days of Thanksgiving: a Devotional-Journal from the Heart of Lara Love AND The Love Devotional: from the Heart of Lara Love. You can order my books when you CLICK HERE.
My writing continues to pour out, and I’m writing lots online via my Good News Daily Devotional sent out by email as well as seeking the Lord about new book writing projects.
I have loads of administrative work to do for the ministry right now along with taking care of typical life stuff that is more challenging given my life on the road because of the logistics of not having a permanent residence and such. And this is extra hard because I don’t have a staff or volunteers other than my friend who forwards the mail and because I am not gifted in admin and organization and really need the time to be with the Lord and for my ever-more ministry work. But God is helping me through!
It’s been a beautiful season but also a very difficult one. I have faced more hurt, hatred, rejection, meanness, and cruelty than imaginable much of which over the years comes from believers in the Lord, have faced great trials where God has me staying, and face the daily hardness of all the losses in my life coupled with being far away from those dearest to me. I praise God He is refining me through it all and ever teaching me to walk in His ways and giving me more and more love and compassion for Him and for others and more and more wisdom, understanding, experience, and fruits of His Spirit to write about and with which to minister to people.
Many tears and much trial these days. But I bless the Lord God almighty I am closer to Him than ever before, more passionate than ever to humbly and faithfully help people to become and remain totally devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and excited despite the trying nature of my life right now to press on in the Lord’s work. Glory be to the Lord, AMEN!
“James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:1-4 NKJV
“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.” 1 Peter 4:12-13 NKJV