Thursday, 28 January 2016
The First Author
I sat in my office praying for the break I needed for this post. I knew what I wanted to write about, but I had to have the right way to say it. In other words, I prayed for those God given words. You know what I mean. The words that ONLY He can provide. After talking (pleading) with the Master, I had a breakthrough.
The First Author. Yes. Now we're talking. And I praised Him again. He is the first Author. The Author of all things. He wrote the biggest most complex novel ever. The novel titled Humanity.
So when I complain, when I grumble about choosing that exact word I need to remember something. The Author of the Universe is listening to me. I read something the other day.
"God is in the hearts of all, and they that seek shall surely find Him when they need Him most." ~Louisa May Alcott, "Through the Mist," Work: A Story of Experience, 1873.
Seek and you shall find. My story of finding the right words for this post is something writers do every single day. We search, fidget, pace, doodle, examine, chase and poke. We're always looking for that perfect word. We could never do this without Him. He gives us the tools that we need. All we have to do is ask. How many times has he carried me through? How many times have I seen only one set of footprints?
I thought about this post, and I realized that the days when I struggle with my writing are the days when I neglect to ask Him to bless my words for that day. God the Father―my breakthrough.
And yes. Some successful writers have never accepted Yeshua. What then? We don't really need Him? Of course, we do. There are times in my life when I could never make it without Him. Those writers don't realize that the Author of the Universe gave them their gifts. They could do so much more. If only they knew Him.
So let us remember to bow before the Greatest Author ever and ask Him for the words that He would have us to use in this new year. The Author of all that is wonderful, of all that is lovely, of all that is peaceful, wants to show us a better way to write. In His loving hands. With His loving words. And for His loving goodness. I for one have learned a lesson (He orchestrated this). I'll try not to write without Him again. And I won't, and please don't you forget to thank Him at the end of each day. Thank the Father for your words. For the one set of footprints. Praise Him always.
I'll let you know how 2016 goes. I'm sure I'll slip back into my go-it-alone ways. He'll remind me of my need for His great Authorship. Maybe someday I'll get this right.
The Author of the Universe has us in the palm of His hands. He wants to help us. All we have to do is ask. God is our refuge. If He sent His only Son to deliver us then giving the right words is a piece of cake.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for the fabulous posts you wrote in 2015. Let's learn from each other. I love being an honorary Aussie. :-)
“Immediately He spoke to them and said, 'Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.'” Mark 6:50 NIV
These thoughts were bought to you by Robyn Campbell at 04:00