If you are afraid of the cost, I want to be the first to encourage you to just try and trust Jesus. If you have a story that will glorify Him, He will provide for it. I won’t lie, it was hard. It was hard to ask others to partner with me, and to support me financially. It was hard to be completely dependent on the Lord to provide every cent to fund this book. No one enjoys asking for help, myself included. However, I am eternally grateful that this was how the Lord chose to grow my trust in Him and confirm that, indeed, He did call me to write my story. If He ordains it, He will fund it.
“The stops of a good man, as well as his steps, are ordered by the Lord,” says George Mueller. Naturally an opened door seems more like guidance to us than a closed one. Yet God may guide by the latter as definitely as by the former.”
Early this year, one of my long time Vietnam veteran friends from Point Man days suggested I meet Aaron and Holly Quinonez. “They have such a powerful ministry to veterans … I think the Lord might have some publishing in mind for them!” There were quite a few delays before we finally met, but in early May Aaron, with his wife and ministry partner, Holly, came to the office to meet me and see if we were a fit.
Filled with cautious optimism, I tuned into the live feed of the prestigious Selah Awards. If you’re not familiar with the name, it’s an annual contest of books and articles judged by industry professionals and winners are announced at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. The Selah Award recognizes books within Christian publishing that are considered excellent within their genre.