In celebration of my 100th blog post, I’d like to make an announcement. Drumroll please. My blog will now also be translated into Spanish!
So here’s the crazy thing. I don’t speak Spanish.
I’m trying. Really. Bought the whole Rosetta Stone program. Try to watch the Spanish TV station. Live in South Florida. But I think the memories of getting the worst grades of my life in French in high school are coming back to me. Not sure I have an affinity for foreign languages.
So why would I attempt to publish a blog in Spanish? Because as crazy as it sounds, God wants me to. And as crazy as it sounds, I’m going to do it.
A few years after my book, “Anticipatience” came out, the publisher sold the foreign rights to a wonderful organization called Christian Literature Crusade. Their mission is to make Christian books available in other languages. And they published mine in Spanish. And it seems that it doesn’t matter where you live or what language you speak, our struggles and challenges in faith and waiting are all the same. I began to hear from women all over Latin America – and even Spain ! And through that, I met a wonderful woman named Marisol from Chile, and she encouraged me to have this blog available in Spanish. So with her help, we’re going to do it.
It’s crazy. But when God tells you to do something, crazy doesn’t matter. I have all sorts of fears and questions about how this is going to work, but fortunately for me, my God is bigger than the fears and the questions and the improbability of a woman who doesn’t speak Spanish writing a Spanish blog.
Sometimes God asks us to do things that don’t make sense. Sometimes God asks us to take these enormous leaps of faith into the unknown. He waits for our obedience, and then provides everything we need to accomplish the task.
You know what? I think I like crazy sometimes.
He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37
Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. Jeremiah 32:17
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God. Ps. 146:5