Good Morning precious ones. Today we are beginning some work in Ephesians. We are still on the subject of being Significant in Christ and it's important for our being that we dwell on high and lofty thoughts. No, we are not being egotistical when we believe we are significant, after all, we are created in God's image so it makes sense that we should embrace who we are and live accordingly.
Ephesians 2:4,5, and 6 tells us how much we are loved by God.
Ephesians 2:4,5, 6 But God is so rich in mercy; he loved us so much that even though we were spiritually dead and doomed by our sins, he gave us back our lives again when he raised Christ from the dead__only by his undeserved favor have we ever been saved__and lifted up up from the grave into glory along with Christ, where we sit with him in the heavenly realms__all because of of what Christ Jesus did.
Wow! I had to chew on that, it seems so impossible to be loved that much. Yes, I read of grace and mercy. I know Jesus Christ died for me. But,spirit calls unto spirit and I know this lesson is much deeper. The meat must be chewed and swallowed, it is not enough to just know the words..."Jesus Christ died for me."
Today though I am led to just kneel and wait on the Lord. I am underneath the willow tree by the bank where a clear,clean stream of water is pouring from the pond filled by the waterfalls. It is a quiet spot where I can hear the water pouring from far above the cliffs down into the pond but the rushing noise is in the background and is as relaxing as a down comforter. My toes are curling and I am relaxed as I just spend time on my knees waiting on my master. I am wanting quiet reflection and peace in my spirit. I want to hear his voice and direction for the next steps of my writing.
There are so many well meaning voices that speak of wisdom,love and advice that I can get actually side-tracked away from the "Master's Voice." It will confirm what the others advise. So...I trustfully listen so I know which way to go. Everyone has good intentions, but there is only one way and I must hear from the Lord which way? There is only one writing path that I am supposed to be on. That is the one which is cut out with clutter cleared before me. It bids me to follow it to Jesus. It calls me to write what he clearly wants me to say to a hurting world. I am unique in Him. He created you and me to write for Him, but each path is unique for each of us. He doesn't want cookie cutter writing at this point in the writing world. So what he asks of you in your writing and publishing may not be the same. Yes, we may have similar circumstances,but some of our jobs is to pray and pick up each other, dust them off, throw them under the waterfall of life, hug them, wipe away dirty faces and tears or whatever God tells us to do to help get the work done.
I just had a funny thought, maybe I need to get dirty and dig post holes today. Don't know really, just on my knees praying for you as writers and myself that God would receive and bless the work he called us to do.
Have a great day in Jesus and remember....You are a Kings Kid!