I still appreciate the prayers. The last chapter on being “pure in heart” was a really tough one to write. I did manage to finish it and started writing the next to last chapter. I have set a goal to have this thing done and ready to roll by June when we get out of school. Pray that God helps me reach that goal. Even if I’m being overly optimistic, it is all good. His timing is the best timing. Here is another excerpt from the book.
for the Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. — Deuteronomy 13:3
What kind of math teacher would I be if I never gave a test? I I teach the students, I work with them individually, and I work individual problems with them. However, the only way that I can know if they get it is to take everything away, give them only a pencil, some blank paper, and a test. It is then that I know who gets it and who does not.
Why would it be any different with God? He tells us that we need to be merciful. You really don’t think that there is going to come a situation where you will have to show mercy? Let me go ahead and tell you, if it hasn’t happened to you, it will. Let me tell you about the first major test that God gave me.