More than a Book Launch Party

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After all the writing and editing, and after all the prayer and planning, the day finally came for my launch event for my new book Waiting On God Well.

It’s going to take me a bit to process everything and to describe how special Saturday night was for me. But I wanted to take a moment to publically thank every single person who attended my book launch and for those who were praying for the success of the event and the book.

One of the best ways I could describe it was surreal. I had family members there mixed with a friend I’ve known since kindergarten, dear friends from high school and college, a close co-worker, and my lovely church family and co-laborers in Christ. I was so excited every time one of my friends walked through the door.

While I was blessed to get to share a bit about my writing background and my faith journey with my guests, I was also delighted to see my friends mingling together. I was so touched to hear the kind words they shared about our friendship.

My friends are a mini United Nations and come from such diverse backgrounds, but I love that we can find common ground and have stayed in contact after all these years.

Writing can be such a solitary process, but oh the joy there is in getting to share the finished product with your friends and family. These memories will last a lifetime. I’m so thankful to God for allowing this part of my waiting process to be fulfilled!

A giant Thank You to all my volunteers!  The night would not have been the same without you!

Have you read Waiting on God Well? I look forward to hearing your thoughts. If it blessed you, please leave a kind review and rating on Amazon. Thank you in advance!

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What are You Waiting on God for?

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I think we can all relate to having to wait on God for something. What are you waiting for? A breakthrough in your personal life, career, or ministry? Perhaps you’re waiting to reconcile with a wayward loved one.

It would be great if we could have instant breakthroughs all the time, right? That’s wishful thinking though.

Yes, God delights in giving us the desires of our heart but in His perfect timing. So it’s so important how we wait on God to deliver us or to unfold His plan for us each step of the way.

It takes courage and strength to wait on God instead of running ahead of Him or spending our time grumbling and complaining.

I’d like to help you make the most of your seasons of waiting. That’s why I wrote the book Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough! The book, which is available on Amazon, has tips, Bible verses, and action steps to help you get through your wilderness seasons.

I’m delighted to share this book with you. I’m even in the midst of gearing up to have a launch party and book signing. It all seems a bit surreal, but it’s also part of the promises that God has given to me. It’s taken longer than I thought, but it’s here. And so it’s time to celebrate!

I pray that you will have much to celebrate as well. God is Good and He has a Good plan for His children. I pray that you will be encouraged by my book and by my blog posts.

Walking by faith isn’t easy, but it is worth it!

Your life may not be making much sense right now, but take heart that God is Sovereign, He is in Control, and He’s working things out for your good. Blessings to you as you take faith step by faith step into your destiny.

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:13-14)

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A Taste of Waiting on God Well

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I’m delighted to share the foreword for my new book Waiting on God Well. I pray it will encourage you. There’s so much packed into this short book. I hope you’ll grab your copy today. I pray that you will be blessed as you wait for God to fulfill His promises in your life. 

Foreword

Maybe it’s because I’m a native New Yorker. Or perhaps it’s because of the generation I was born in. It could be because I’m a dreamer who enjoys setting goals and a doer who delights in achieving those goals. Whatever the reason is, when it comes to certain areas of my life, one of the worst four-letter words that I hear is simply, “Wait.”

It’s just not an easy concept for me to swallow.

Please don’t get me wrong. I’m generally not an impatient person who has to be first at everything. I don’t go driving around with road rage or elbowing people out of my way on the train. Again, as a city girl, I’m all too familiar with having to stand in long lines or sit in traffic. I don’t mean that kind of waiting.

I’m talking about when you have hopes and dreams, desires and promises that you’re waiting on God to fulfill. I’m referring to the types of longings that you can’t make happen on your own. Those are the biggies in life.

At one point or another in our lives, we all have to struggle with waiting on God. Maybe you’re there right now.

What are You Waiting for?
Are you waiting to land that dream job or to meet your spouse? Praying for an unsaved loved one to receive Jesus? Believing for a healing or a miracle to be manifested? Hoping
your significant other will have a change of heart? Wondering when a door will open for a new ministry opportunity? Trusting to have a child? Perhaps all of the above?

I’m finally coming out of a long season where everything in my life seemed stagnant. Not just for days or weeks, but for years! Sure, I saw blessings here and there; but, oh, how I felt like my life was at a standstill. I couldn’t shake the feeling that someone had pressed pause on my life story. It was as if I were forgotten on the backside of the desert tending sheep like David or Moses.

Ever been there?

In the midst of this dry season, I would spend hours dreaming and scheming about my next moves and talking the ears off of trusted friends and loved ones. Surely, God didn’t want me to just sit around and do nothing! Clearly, I had to act quickly. Certainly, I needed to devise a plan of action! Not so.

It was around that time that I was getting desperate enough to make some sort of move. I went to visit a well-known church in my area.

The pastor stunned me as he said from the pulpit that he felt the Lord didn’t want him to preach the same sermon that he had shared in the earlier service. He proceeded to share a brief message about how King Saul grew impatient and took matters into his own hands while waiting for the prophet Samuel to return to the city of Gilgal to make the required offerings (1 Samuel 13: 6-14). He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel, but Samuel didn’t come, and Saul’s army started to scatter out of fear. So Saul broke God’s commandment and offered up the burnt offering. Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived and rebuked him. As a result, God rejected Saul as king.

The pastor asked the congregation if we wanted to know what God wanted us to do. I leaned in real close to make sure I didn’t miss this divine message. The pastor stated, “Wait!”

I sat there dumbfounded. God could not have spoken more clearly to me that day. The pastor gave an altar call, and I sheepishly made my way to the front of the church with the others. He prayed that God would give us the “faith that waits.” What a concept! I’m more used to having the faith to go. Asking God for the faith to wait was so foreign to me.

But there I was at the altar surrounded by a sea of people in a similar valley. Over and over again, the choir softly sang the words, “Trust Me. Trust Me.”

I left service that day with peace. I was reminded that God was in control. But now what? What does waiting on God really mean? What was a go-getter like me supposed to do during this nebulous time of waiting?

During this season, all I heard was that God had many wonderful plans for me. Exciting! But I had no idea how any of them would come about. The only words of comfort I heard God speak to me directly and through others were, “Believe,” and “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit” (Zechariah 4:6).

If God had told me to jump on a plane and go back to visit the Amazon or Africa, at least that would have been some direction. But time and time again, all I heard was to, “W-A-I-T.”

What do You do as You Wait on God?
That question stumped me. I wondered if I were missing some gene. Why was it so hard to wait for further instructions? I read books and blogs and listened to sermons about why God asks us to wait. I prayed, asking God to reveal the answers to me. He did give me glimpses and encouragement along the way. In the end, there’s no getting around it. When God says wait, He means it. So it makes such a difference how we wait.

I’m writing this book not as some expert or scholar who has this whole waiting thing down. I’m writing as a fellow pilgrim who is also on a faith journey. I’ve learned many lessons along the way and would like to share some of them with you.

It’s during these wilderness seasons that we can have a complete meltdown and become bitter, angry or depressed. Perhaps even stop dreaming and turn our back on God.

Or we can press in.

That’s right. We can choose to run to God, lean on Him, trust Him, and purpose in our hearts to wait on God no matter how long it takes.

That is easier said than done though. If you’re reading this, then my guess is you’re also finding it a challenge to wait on God. My hope is that this book will help you and encourage you while you wait.

Waiting is not passive. It’s not for the weak, but for the strong. It takes strength and courage to wait for God to give you the green light. It’s not about having a blasé attitude.

Instead, it’s about expecting God to come through in His perfect timing and open doors that no man can shut. It’s taking God at His Word and believing that He will do exactly what He has promised to do!

My prayer is that you won’t despise the process you are going through, but that you will look for Jesus, even in the tight places, because He is right there with you. He is leading, guiding, and loving you. He has not forsaken you! He will bring you through.

And when you come out of whatever valley or barren place you are in, you will be stronger, wiser, and more secure in your relationship with Jesus. A blessing beyond measure! You will be able to look back and thank God for loving you enough to not take you the easy route, but the way that stretched you and tested you, brought healing to you and helped you to grow, and allowed you to see the miraculous hand of God in your life. I pray that you will come out a living, breathing testimony to the faithfulness of our God.

Remember that God really does work everything together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). That means everything may not be good right now, but just watch how God will use your experiences to make something beautiful. What the enemy means for evil God can turn for good (Genesis 50:20)!

In the end, drawing closer to Jesus is the best gift we could ever receive. It’s better than whatever it is we are waiting for.

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

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Copyright © 2015 by Nancy Gavilanes
All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the author, except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.

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Waiting on God Well Book Now in Print

I am humbled and honored to announce that Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough is now in print and available on Amazon! I pray you are blessed by the book and that you enjoy the short book trailer above.

For those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I write a lot about waiting on God’s timing and how there are different seasons in our faith journey. God doesn’t waste anything. This book is part of the fruit from my recent season of waiting on God.

I am amazed that my first book is now in print, and yet God delights in fulfilling His promises and keeping His Word. I pray my writing will encourage you to keep going!

I’ll have much to say in the upcoming weeks about the book and other news. For now, thank you again to all of you for reading my blog, your encouraging words, and thanks for your support of this book. If you like it, please leave a review and rating on Amazon.

Please know that your waiting on God is NOT in vain! You’re going to make it! Believe!

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:13-14).

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5 Questions for …

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It’s that time of the year when I get to celebrate my Mom’s birthday! I hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about my lovely Mom in the Q/A below. You’ll hopefully get a glimpse of what a strong woman of God she is. Blessings!

I’ve interviewed Olympians, and local politicians, and even a few celebrities over the years. But this was the first time, that I can remember, that I’ve interviewed my Mom! It was long overdue! My Mom has had a major influence on my life and my faith journey. It’s only fitting that my Mom is the first person that I got to speak with for a new series that I’d like to do from time to time. So here goes:

5 Questions for …. my Mom

What is one of your favorite Bible verses? 

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). God says that He has good plans for us. We don’t have to doubt or fear Him. He doesn’t want to harm us. If something goes wrong, it’s not His doing. We can have faith in God and know that He loves us. He loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins and give us the gift of eternal life. He’s our loving Father.

Who is one of your favorite people from the Bible (other than Jesus)?

I admire Moses. God spoke to Moses face to face. He was a good leader, a prophet, and obedient. He took time to be with the people and made time to be with God.

What is one of your favorite Christian books?

The Bible. It has everything that we need for our daily living. That’s where you can go at all times. It’s like medicine. You can find support and everything there. There is a Word for every situation. You don’t need to go to another book. You can read other books, but there’s nothing like the Bible.

What is some advice that you would give to other believers?

Obey, persevere, and give thanks to God at all times. Thank Him in the good and bad times. Don’t get sidetracked by following others. Follow Jesus. Persevere and you will be rewarded.

How would you describe God?

He’s All Powerful! He is our Provider. There is power in His Word. He spoke everything into existence and He created us! There is no one like our God! Nothing is impossible for Him!

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Freedom in Facing Your Fears

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Lessons Learned From Daring to Finally Use my Flat Iron

Ladies, I’m pretty sure you’re going to be able to relate to this post. Fellas, hang in there. Just substitute the mentions of the flat iron with something you fear.

I bought a pretty pink flat iron about two years ago. For those two years, it just sat there in its box. I wanted to use it. I had looked at the instructions when I first got it. But I was afraid. I feared burning my hair or my skin, I worried that I might accidentally burn the house down, and I was convinced that it would take too much time to straighten my hair.

So it just sat there for weeks, months, and years.

That is until a few weeks ago when I became determined to stop making excuses and to conquer this fear. I wanted to stop avoiding this simple item that I saw others using with ease. Below are some of the steps I took to make this change. I pray that you will be able to apply even some of these lessons to overcome some lingering fears you may be battling:

I learned more about the item. I found videos online that showed step-by-step how to use a flat iron. Thank God for online tutorials! As I watched the videos, I relaxed and saw how easy it was to use this device. I now had a model to follow. The same could help you with whatever is keeping you frozen with fear. Ask people for guidance or help, read about people in similar situations, and learn more about what you’re afraid of. The more informed you are, the more confidence you’ll have to tackle that situation.

I actually used the item. Armed with all this new information, one morning I finally tried it out. This is so important. It’s easy to get stuck in the first stage, but we need to then take action. What good would all that knowledge have been if I didn’t then act on it? Guess what? It wasn’t so bad. I’m almost embarrassed to admit how long I avoided using this item, and I wonder how much longer I would have let the flat iron just sit there collecting dust instead of using it for what it was intended to do. In your case, after you’ve prayed and learned about your situation there comes a time when you will need to step out in faith and take the next step.

Practice really does make progress. The first time I used the flat iron it didn’t go as well as I would have liked, but I didn’t give up. I kept trying. And my results keep getting better and better. Don’t be discouraged if you step out and things don’t go as smoothly as you’d like. Keep trying, growing, and learning. It will hopefully become easier and feel more natural for you as you gain experience.

Rejoice in big and little victories. Ok, so taming my wavy hair isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but I’m writing about this because it was a small victory for me. I faced my fear and tried something new. I stepped out of my comfort zone, and now I’m enjoying the rewards of that decision. It’s something I’m doing in several areas of my life. It’s empowering to know that you can push past your fears. I pray that you will have the courage, with God’s help, to face any fears that may be hindering you. Don’t stay stuck and let your flat iron stay in its box for another year.

May you have a fun, fearless year! Trust God and have the courage and boldness to step out in faith, to follow Jesus wholeheartedly, and to live your God-given dreams! Blessings!

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1-7).

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Happy 2nd Blog-Versary!

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The Lord did it again! He brought me through another year of blogging. He is so Faithful! I’m so grateful that you’re still on this journey with me. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was celebrating my 1st Blog-versary?

There’s so many reasons why I feel like celebrating all year long. God willing, I’ll have much to rejoice about over the next months. I look forward to sharing some of these moments with you as well. Please stay tuned!

Recently I was reading about the Proverbs 31 woman. She can intimidate many. She can also inspire us. One of the verses that really struck me was:

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” (Proverbs 31:25).

She can laugh when she thinks about the future…. that’s what I want to do. Don’t you?

Let’s not worry, fret or fear what’s to come. If God is for us, who can be against us? And nothing surprises God. He knows the end from the beginning.

So let’s find reasons to live, laugh, and love even more this year!

Thanks for all your “likes” and “shares” and your encouraging words. Feel free to leave comments here or catch me on Facebook.

The best is yet to come, my Friends! Believe!

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3 Ways to Have a Great Start to the New Year!

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New beginnings. That’s one of the great things about January and the start of a new year. But how much can you really change unless you leave old mindsets and attitudes behind?

So right here, right now at the start of 2015 I’d like to invite you to do the three items listed below. I’d be surprised if you don’t see a difference this year:

Leave the past behind you. Ask God to help you let go of past hurts and offenses. Forgive and ask for forgiveness. Embrace today and look forward to what’s ahead. “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:19).

Stay in God’s Word. God’s Word brings life. Not sure where to start? Get a study Bible, sign up for reading plans online or on your mobile phone. Sign up for a Bible study class. You can’t go wrong with spending time with God. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

Make time to fellowship with other believers. Have coffee or go for a run with that friend. Join a small group. Go visit that friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).

Don’t let another year pass by where you drag baggage from the past into your present and future. Make a decision that with God’s help you will make different choices. You’ll chose to love and forgive, spend more time with God, and reach out to those that He’s placed in your life. I’d love to hear how your journey goes this year! Blessings!

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14).

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Blessings for 2015


Happy New Year! Let’s look forward and celebrate all that God has in store for 2015! May your love for and your faith in God grow and grow all throughout this year!

I hope this short video encourages you! Blessings!

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How to Wait on God Well – Announcing My New Ebook!

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I’m delighted to announce the release of my first ebook Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough!

So many times I’ve written here about waiting on God’s timing. Now I’m sharing how to wait. We all go through dry seasons in our lives. Times where we feel like we’ve been forgotten in the back side of the desert.

What are you waiting on God for?  To move, get married, be healed, become a parent or to have a wayward child come home?

I pray this ebook will encourage you to not quit in the middle of your journey! It’s always too early to give up on the dreams God has given you.

As 2014 winds down, I must say this has been a year of joy! It started with Moving Forward and launching my website AboundingFaith.com and included a short-term missions trip to Peru and winning Our Daily Bread’s Facebook Contest for Readers. Now it’s ending with my ebook. Glory!

Thank you for taking this journey with me! Here’s a little peek at what things looked like earlier this year as I was getting my manuscript ready:

I wasn’t sure if I could get everything finished by the end of the year, but the Lord opened the door and I walked through it.

I’m already praying about what’s next. I’m excited about what’s to come.

I pray you will end the year strong knowing that God loves you and is with you! Let’s see what the Lord has in store in 2015!

If you read my ebook and like it, please leave a review and rating on the site you buy it from. Blessings to you and as always, thanks for reading!

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her” (Luke 1:45)

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