Yep, I know it's not a typical day I post here.
And honestly this isn't really your normal post anyway.
This is simply my overflow of praise for my Hero, Jesus.
You see, last night I had a book signing. I met several people and had a wonderful time introducing my books and talking passionately about why I write what I do.
At one point, after sharing several of the projects I have worked on over the years in writing and where God has me now, someone I was talking to made the comment that I had gotten a young start and looked to be very successful already.
The first phrase out of my mouth was, "To God be the glory. I feel very honored to have been given this gift with which I can glorify Christ and inspire other young ladies to glorify Him as well. If I have glorified Him at all, that is my greatest joy."
And oh, y'all.
I meant that with all of my heart.
I post on here so regularly and write so frequently, that sometimes I just feel this need to pause and bow. To step out of the light and let Him shine. Because here's the thing:
No success that I have is without Jesus Christ.
And any success that I have is pointless if He is not glorified.
I tell you this, because I want you to get this and understand this. You may or may not be called "successful" according to the world someday. Maybe you'll be cast into the world's spotlight and hear your name on TV. Or maybe you'll wonder if anyone really knows who you are.
I don't care what your "success" is according to the world. I don't care what mine is.
The epitome of success is when the spotlight is off of you and it is shining so brightly on Jesus. The epitome of success is lifting Him higher. Will you lift Him up with me?
It is not my desire for you to read what I write and remember my name. Please, if you read anything I write and someday years from now you look back and remember the words, I want you to remember His Name. I want you to remember Jesus Christ. And if I have had any honor in leading you closer to Him and making Him famous, I consider it a success.
With that being said I wanted to share a song with you (that I claim no rights to at all) that has brought me to my knees as I pray that I would lift Him higher every day.
To God be the glory.
And finally, it is my desire to serve you in whatever way I can. My schedule is all sorts of crazy at the moment, so if I am slow in responses to emails or comments, please forgive me.
However, if there is any way that I can support you in your writing journey or your faith journey, please do not hesitate to reach out.
If you think that one of my books would encourage you or is something that you need right now to get you back on your faith track, but you don't have the money to pay for one, please email me. I'd love to send you free digital copies of any book or resource I have created that may point you to Him.
Isabella Morganthal (21) is a homeschool high school graduate who loves Jesus with all of her heart. She is a drummer, writer, creative arts director, and modern-day abolitionist.