It’s Not Frustration, It’s Faith

I know I’m not the only one who has prayed, been faithful, devoted, gone to church, read the Bible, hoped, expected, witnessed, petitioned God, and waited…and waited…and waited. At times, you wonder if anything is being done in the heavenly realms. It can get to a point of utter frustration when you see others being blessed, and you prayed for them, but wonder why isn’t mine happening. Been there. Done that. Got the T-shirt.

We know the Bible teaches that our ways and our thoughts don’t even compare to God’s time table. One thousand years on earth is like a day in heaven. We could have prayed years ago and have God move instantly, but his instant may not show up for awhile (but its in motion). And if it is in motion, that means it can be deterred by things we do to mess it up. That is why we should stay focused on God, put him first, so that no deviations and distractions can occur. Of course, you will have the inevitable occurrence of things, but a delay is not a denial.

What I think is cool is that if my prayers for others are being answered and I’m able to see them being blessed, how much more will God do for me? I’ve been taught that the size of a foundation is proportional to the blessing it must support. If you look at the foundation of a skyscraper, its foundation is large and deep in order to support the structure above it. If that’s the case, it makes you look at your situation with new eyes, and a new encouragement to continue.

Thinking, speaking, and believing the Word and what you say are more important and more potent that people think. Think negative, you’ll speak it. Speak negativity, and you’ll believe. Believe it, and it’s over. You now have given the enemy a foothold into your world. Actually, it started with the thinking part. But Satan doesn’t just take the little that you give him, he’ll fight for as much as he can take. And he doesn’t play fair…ever.

Through all this, it’s good to know that God is sovereign. With Jesus on your side, why should you worry? If he is for you, who can be against you? The gates of hell shall not prevail. The Bible was not written in the hopes of collecting dust as a decoration on a coffee table, but to be read, studied, understood, and applied.

Don’t give up hope, no matter what it looks like around you. When the ground crumbles and falls away, when things that you thought were strong and would never falter begin to fade and weaken, Jesus is still standing strong, unwavering, unfaltering. When you are at your worst, at your weakest, Jesus is at his best.

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Relics Trilogy Character-E’Umae

E’Umae began as Umae. I added a change to her name to express more of where she’s from. Her family comes from an Abeni background. Desert, nomadic type people; kinda Middle Eastern. Her family came to the western part of Nanthara to try and better their status, and it is here where E’Umae began taking interest in studies some considered almost forbidden: to be a mage.

E’Umae is a quite beautiful late teen female: strong willed, forthright, forceful, and at times bossy. An unfortunate incident at her mage school forced her to become more judgmental and distrusting of others. Before she fled the school, she came across teachings and writings about the prophecies. This was her fuel to pursue her endeavors as well as this unusual desire to delve further into the ancient and all but forgotten writings. During her travels, the horrors of war bring about a change. She has had faith in Sovereign, and her relationship with Courtar helps to enhance it. Although Courtar is taken by her beauty early on, he comes to realize that his relationship with her is more brother-sister than boyfriend-girlfriend.

E’Umae also hoped that one day she would be lucky enough to find love. Yet she didnt’ expect to find it during the darkest times of Nanthara’s history, in the most unlikely of places, and with the most unlikely of people: Prince James Mhoren. Her presence helps add spice to the alliance, especially with Courtar. The story is unique in that it shows, from E’Umae’s viewpoint, that no matter what you go through, God places people in your life to help you. All the characters in the alliance help her out in differing ways, thus encouraging her to continue on and fulfill her destiny. Join me next time. God bless.

Relics Trilogy-Races-Dwergen

After doing some modifications to my storyline, I figured it best to discuss some of the more unique races that will be experienced in Nanthara.

Dwergen: This is probably the most unique race thus far. In ages past, before many of the races were established on Nanthara, a natural disaster created a situation whereupon a small contingent of Alkani and Dwarves had to coexist, and breed, in order to survive. The new race of Dwergen, a mixbreed, resulted. Many of the purebloods of both original races did not accept the mixing of their species and journeyed out on their own to survive and continue their “untainted” societies. Unfortunately, the Dwarves became extinct, failing to adjust to the catastrophic changes that occurred to their natural habitat.

The Alkani faired little better, but enough of them escaped the confines of Nanthara to venture across great seas to other continents where pure races of the Alkani still thrived. It wasn’t until countless years later that the Alkani ventured forth to reestablish a new home on Nanthara. And they did with wondrous success.

Little did they know, but the “tainted race” of Dwergens had already established a thriving culture underground. Being of Alkani and Dwarven blood, the Dwergen were able to create limited subterranean forests among the typical wondrous stonework of Dwarven architecture; the best of both worlds. The Dwergen stand taller than Dwarves, but a tad shorter than Alkani. They carry a thick build, great strength, and amazing endurance. Dwergen are not as agile as Alkani, but are formidable enough to catch many opponents off guard. Their long haired beards are soft, like the hair on their heads, and both seem to maintain a matching length, unlike the coarse hair of a Dwarf. In their beards, they typically weave gold rings and golden trinkets of family heirlooms, personal treasures, and the like. Their hair carries various hues of auburn with slanted emerald, topaz, or sapphire eyes.

Their names are a combination of Dwarf and Alkani. The first name is Dwarven while the last name is part Dwarf and part Alkani. The first part of the last name reveals where the Dwergen’s family is from. The second part is Alkani and represents a word dealing with nature. Thus, Boren’s full name is Boren Dak-Lionil, (Boren, north, Alkani word for stormbringer). Another example would be Ghanrik Denek-Kiejfuril (Ghanrik, east, stone forest).

I hope you enjoyed this little explanation. In upcoming blogs, I will be describing the Alkaniens and the Nivvicks, and some of the more common human races.