Forward to Skandalon
In the fall of 2012 I was teaching a Wednesday night Bible study at my church in Sealy, Texas where I was on staff as the Worship Leader. The Lord had me teaching on angels and their purpose in our lives. It was from that teaching that this book was birthed.
When the Lord told me to write this book, I argued with Him that I was not a writer (I could totally relate to Moses when God asked him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.). I told Him there was no way I could write a novel. Can you imagine telling God that you can’t do something He has instructed you to do? It seemed like a monumental task, to say the least, and I didn’t feel equipped. However, He wouldn’t let it go. In December of 2012, I left my position of 17 years at the church. I asked the Lord, “Now what do I do?” His answer was quick. “Write!”
I can honestly tell you that I can’t take credit for writing this story. I was only an instrument that He chose to use. I would literally sit down at my computer, pray, and the ideas would flow. When it was time to quit for the day, the flow ceased. Therefore, I do believe that, though the story is fiction, God has a divine lesson within its pages.
There is so much teaching to glean from this story. I pray that as you read, you will meditate on the truths written within, that Skandalon will bless you immensely, the words will encourage you and that you will experience spiritual growth from the words written within its covers.
They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion. Psalm 84:7