Can I be honest for a moment…sometimes when I sit down to write I only have a vague idea of what I am going to write about. I might have a starting point or I might have a verse, but a lot of the time I really don’t know what I am going to write. You see I write as a time of devotion and reflection with my Father God. He sews a tiny seed of an idea in my mind and I meditate over it, and allow God to speak to me in the form of writing. I have a lot of “WOW, Yes God!” moments during these times!
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 ESV
I write because I need God to speak to me.
I write because it is a method of communication between my Father God and me.
I write because it is the way in which I process what my LORD is teaching me.
It is my passion. It is my dream. It is the world I can become lost in for hours and emerge renewed.
“in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” 1 Peter 3:15 ESV
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4:17 ESV
I write because I have to.
I write because it is how I reflect Jesus and all He is teaching me.
A couple of weeks ago Lysa TerKeurst posted a picture on Instagram that I totally related to:
My blank canvas looks a lot like Lysa’s – the final product, not so much!! A finished canvas needs a gallery and that’s what my blog is. It is the gallery in which I store my writing. It is my dream that others might be encouraged by what the LORD is teaching me, and so I share. I share knowing that somebody might take a passing glance. I share knowing that somebody might sit down and stay a while. I share knowing that somebody might find my work ugly or offensive. I share knowing that a life might be transformed. I share because I love the LORD and all that He is teaching me.
I attended She Speaks in July 2014:
- “When Lysa TerKeurst started on the path of book writing, speaking and marketing, she often wished she had someone with experience to share the dos and don’ts on that elusive path of ministry. After having to figure things out the hard way, Lysa promised God she would lend a hand to the aspiring writers, speakers and women in ministry walking this same journey. That’s exactly what happened in the summer of 2001, when Lysa and a small band of women at Proverbs 31 Ministries started She Speaks to fulfill that promise…We are a community of leaders, speakers and writers working on imperfect progress, and we’d love for you to join us as we walk forward in our calling.”
I could write for days about the take-away points from the Conference and highly recommend attending next year! During a break out session on Blogging I was challenged to move my blog to the next level and the dream was born to have my own website…join me tomorrow as I continue this dream and watch it hit a speed bump!
- How does the LORD speak to you?
- How do you record the messages He places on your heart?