“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14, KJV).
Christians, do you know what your calling in life is? Are you in the middle of experiencing your calling? Or are you still waiting for God to show your His purpose and plan for your life?
Is anything stopping you from succeeding in the upward call of Christ for your life? If that’s the case, what are you going to do about it?
In Book 4 of my Savannah Sweethearts series, Dante Dupree is going through the motions of life, pushing forward as the young leader of his family business. He was born into this environment, and he has been chosen from among his generation to carry the company into the next decades.
He’s all set then, right?
Yeah, except for one thing. While he has adjusted well to his life as a paraplegic, he still cannot help but think about what life might be if he could walk.
If he could only walk.
At first they are just friends, but as they spend more time together, he wants to walk with her.
What if God does not allow him to walk again? What if God calls him to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair?
Can Dante still fulfill the calling God has for him? Does Dante know that to be true in his heart?
(At this point, I have to stop myself from giving you any spoiler for this book. I guess you’ll have to read it to find out!)
In Cherish You So, we go with Dante on his journey to overcome his physical disability. Nadine also has her own issues to deal with, carrying the weight of work and her family on her shoulders.
Dante Dupree has arrived. Living with paraplegia, he now has a state-of-the-art wheelchair to handle his disability, and a private jet to take him across the world to buy up smaller companies for the Hot Dupree global hot sauce empire. And the best news yet for his career: He has been handpicked to be the next CEO of Hot Dupree, Inc., and he’s going to inherit a fifth of the multi-billion-dollar family fortune. He has it all.
At the end of an international business trip, Dante stops in Savannah for merger talks and to visit his pregnant sister. Exuberant and on top of his game, single and free, the center of attention among ladies, and recently voted one of the top ten most eligible young billionaires in the world, self-confident Dante suddenly finds himself in a predicament he cannot solve: he’s in love.
But he can’t get her attention. She is not impressed at all with his accolades.
Nadine Saylor is busy, busy, busy. Her job as a virtual assistant to clients traveling through six or seven time zones keeps her on her toes around the clock. The last thing she needs right now is Dante Dupree flinging signals and invitations at her, even though he did look handsome in his Lagerfeld tuxedo at his sister’s wedding eleven months ago.
Nadine keeps telling herself that her calendar is full. There’s no room for romance. Dante can go find someone else to be his Flavor of the Month.
When one of Dante’s professional problems intersects with Nadine’s personal predicament, they find themselves thrown together to sort out these chapters of their lives. Has God put them together in this place for such a time as this?
A story about living and loving with disability, coupled with racial diversity in Christian communities, Cherish You So is a clean and wholesome multiethnic contemporary Christian romance celebrating faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ.
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What about you? Is there anything that is stopping you from succeeding in the upward call of Christ for your life?
It may not be a physical disability like Dante has, but do you have any emotional or spiritual disability that prevents you from keeping up with God?
If not, praise the Lord that He has guided you and led you thus far. To God be the glory!
If there is a form of disability that prevents you from going forward, I pray that God will be your strength and peace.
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:35-16, KJV).
To God be the glory!
P.S. If you have just read my blog post for the first time on InspyRomance.com, here are the other blog posts up until now that reference the books in my Savannah Sweethearts series:
- Book 1: An Interview with Heidi Wei-Flores
- Book 2: Scars & Circumstances
- Book 3: Layers of Paint
Hi Jan, thanks for sharing such a powerful post. Philippians 3:14 is a great verse and a timely call to reflect on whether I am just going through the motions or pressing onwards. I appreciate your thoughts.
Jan Thompson says
Thank you, Wemble! I like that verse too. Yes, it’s a good checkpoint.
Appreciate your comments!
Hi Jan! Powerful to know that in ALL SEASONS of life, God has a plan. So thankful for our Inspy authors, who cause us, the readers, to take time to reflect on God’s purpose in their blogs, FaceBook posts, and their stories. Thanks and best wishes.
Jan Thompson says
God is good! He does remind us to walk with Him rather than away from Him.
Thank you for your comments!
Paula Marie says
I am looking forward to reading this one, Jan!! Thank you for sharing!
Jan Thompson says
Thank you, Paula Marie! I hope you like this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I hope you enjoy the characters!
Thanks for the reflection!
Jan Thompson says
Thank you for stopping by!
Natalya Lakhno says
Praise the Lord Indeed!!!