Too often, I get the cart before the horse…making hasty decisions I later regret. I got up this morning, tired from the events of the weekend, yet anxious to get to my writing. After quickly reading my bible and praying, I felt I was ready.
Several frustrating, failed attempts later, I got up from the computer—Put on my shoes and took a walk. The blog would have to wait.
It was the best decision I could have made!
I took time to breathe in the beautiful fragrance of the rose.
I took time to breathe in the beauty of the changing sky on the mountaintop.
Later I sat on the porch with my husband and we enjoyed a cup of chai together, feasting our eyes on
mourning doves and songbirds at our feeder.
Ah—This is just what I needed!
Was it co-incidence when our chimes played a beautiful melody as we joined hands in prayer?
I think not!
Once again, I was reminded—All I can bring to Jesus are my needs.
My priorities now in order, I came back to my writing—renewed, encouraged, and energized. I was ready for words to flow from my heart onto paper.
There are four things I need from Jesus before I write. Can you identify?
1. Time alone with him, a quiet place where I can sit at his feet, with an open Bible.
2. A cleansed heart, free from wrong thoughts and motives that block the flow of writing.
3. Empowering grace of the Holy Spirit within me.
4. Wisdom from the gift giver as I ask myself:
A. Why do I write?
B. Who am I writing for?
C. Are the goals I set from God or my own?
Do you find yourself running on empty, even before the day begins? What distracts you from spending time with Jesus?
I love to take time to smell the roses—Yet without the fragrance of the Rose of Sharon in my life, I just don’t function well!
How about you?
Let’s go off by our-selves to a quiet place and rest awhile. –Mark 6:31
Apart from me, you can do nothing. –John 15:5
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