The desire to write has returned, and permission, even encouragement, from God has followed. The only thing missing is the remembering of how.
How do I take these words running around in my heart and head and turn them into something understandable?
How do I organize them to be, not just readable, but worthwhile?
How do I weed out the ones that are not needed, and make sure to express the ones that are crying out to be heard?
I am not sure yet, but I am working on it.
So we will start with someone else's words.
"My God, behold me, wholly yours. Lord, make me according to your heart." Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God
I think I sometimes fall into a habit of behavior that, while not evil, is no longer striving for more. I have lots of practice at being a follower of Christ, and sometimes I am content to just keep doing what I have always done. Which is comfortable, and safe, and maybe slightly boring... but easy.
Then I receive a reminder, usually from someone like Brother Lawrence, that I should be asking, every day, for God to make me WHOLLY His.
Not just partially.
That is the challenge for this new year. I'll keep you posted as I discover how it applies to life :)
How about you? Does God have a challenge for you this year?
Who writes this stuff?
- I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure. I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at firstname.lastname@example.org