In Others’ Words: Guest Post by Debut Author Jill Kemerer (and Giveaway)
“God had sent her what she’d been too afraid to ask for.” ~ Small-Town Bachelor by Jill Kemerer
Do you ever get excited about something only to chastise yourself that it’s impossible? It seems so far out of your reach, you won’t even consider it.We think we don’t deserve wonderful surprises, so we tuck the dream away. We don’t pray about it. Instead, we ask God for smaller things.
Unfortunately, I do this all too often.Silly, huh? I read the Bible every day and pray. The Bible is full of miracles. It’s also full of God’s love. So why do we assume God doesn’t want to give us something utterly amazing? Why are we so willing to give up on big dreams without even asking for them?
In my book, Small-Town Bachelor, Claire has convinced herself she’ll be content with her life if she gets hired at the zoo. There is nothing wrong with going after a dream job.The problem? She really wants a man who loves her and puts her first, but she doesn’t believe he exists. She doesn’t pray about this dream. She tucks it away. It’s just too big.
Here’s the thing. God wants us to pray for what we want. He loves listening to our prayers, wants to hear all about our biggest dreams. When you take the leap and pray for something impossible, you start to see it through God’s lens. The more you pray about it, the more possible it becomes.
Like any good parent, God surprises us. Sometimes He answers the prayers we’re too afraid to ask. Because He loves us. We have a good God.
In Others’ Words: Do you ever limit your prayers to the possible?
**I loved reading Jill’s debut novel! I have an extra copy to give away to one commentor — so be sure to join the conversation today!**
Jill Kemerer writes inspirational romance novels with love, humor and faith. A full time writer and homemaker, she relies on coffee and chocolate to keep up with her kids’ busy schedules.
Besides spoiling her mini-dachshund, Jill adores magazines, M&MS, fluffy animals and long nature walks. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Jill loves connecting with readers, so please visit her website www.jillkemerer.com and find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Small-Town Bachelor ~
When Reed Hamilton arrives in Lake Endwell for a family wedding, he expects to do his part as best man then head back to the big city. But when a tornado postpones the wedding, the town is in shambles and Reed is injured. Thankfully maid of honor Claire Sheffield offers him one of her cottages to recuperate in.
Dedicated to her family and her dream job at the zoo, Claire is all about roots. She’s this city slicker’s opposite, yet as they help the town rebuild, Reed is captivated by her stunning looks and caring ways. He can’t ask Claire to leave the life she loves for him, but he also can’t imagine ever leaving her behind…
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