close up White FootHow could a book be relevant today – right now – when the dream for the book came many years before?    Isn’t it too late?  Truth is, a book idea given years ago can be relevant, but only because of it being a “God thing….a God dream.”

God already knew when He planted the dream in my heart for Constitution of Iron that I wouldn’t be writing it for years to come.  Nevertheless, the message of the book is as relevant  today as it would have been years back.  In fact, in light of world economic conditions, the book is even more relevant.  It is destined to become a miracle book.

Just as Jesus waited several days before going to “see” Lazarus after he was dead and buried, God gets more glory and works miracles that only He can perform, when conditions deteriorate.  Just as Lazarus himself had deteriorated before his great resurrection, to tell people to step out and make their God-given dreams come true in a deteriorated time such as this, is crazy.

Mark Batterson wrote that 95 percent of books don’t sell five thousand copies and first-time authors sell on average only 900 copies.  You can see from this the great obstacle I have to overcome.  I have to remember a couple of things.  One is that this book was planted in me and birthed by the Lord and the Lord told me He would take care of it.  If you don’t know about that, read the Foreword in my book.  In the natural, that Foreword  would be embarrassing.  But I know from whence it came and when it came and how it came.  So, I’m sticking to it!

“A God-ordained dream will always be beyond your resource and beyond your ability.  In other words, you cannot afford it and you cannot accomplish it.  Not in your lifetime.  But God can do more in one day than you can accomplish in a hundred lifetimes.  And He owns the cattle on a thousand hills!” says Mark Batterson.

While this book in the natural has “zilch” chance of accomplishing what it is supposed to accomplish, I look to the supernatural…I look to God Himself.  I wrote a blank check and signed it and asked my pastors to write in the amount they could help me believe for in – not profit – but total income from the book.  They filled in the miracle amount and I filed that check in my Bible at this verse:  Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the (action of His) power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we (dare) ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]…To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever.  Amen.

May we fulfill our purposes in life and give glory to God Almighty!  Constitution of Iron is for “such a time as this.”