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


  1. That was lovely Robyn. Thank you. A needed reminder for all of us and a comfort for me personally. I'm embarking this year on a new assignment in my writing - a new chapter, so to speak and so far nothing much has happened. Yes, we need to ask Him for those words, I do agree. And yes, He who is the first Author and the fountain of all knowledge, wisdom, words and everything else is always willing to give us what we need, especially because we seek to glorify Him through our writing. Thank you too for the promise at the end in Mark 6:50. I shall take heart. I shall be bold in Him. And WRITE! Bless you my friend.

  2. Bless YOU, my friend. I'm telling you, EVERYTHING goes better when I include Him in my choices. I want to glorify Him. I've made a bold decision, Anusha. I'm going to write for the Christian market after I get this novel completed. I'm in the last revisions, so I definitely wanted to finish it. After that it's children's CHRISTIAN market for me. XOXOXOXOXO

    1. Of course you are right. No doubt about it as I too have discovered over the years. I am glad God's led you to what He wants of you in the writing sphere. All power to your pen and waiting to read more of your work. Loved your story in 'Kissed by an angel' - all the more special because it was about your special Christopher! Thanks so much for the book.

    2. I have a thank you for you too. :-) I treasure your beautiful Enjoying the Journey. It sits on my desk (the only book to do so). Love the inspiration it gives me every morning. LOVE you, dear sweet friend. We had 5 ft. 6 in. of snow last week in NC. They're calling it Snowgeddon.

    3. Very glad it reached safely dear friend. And thank you for the honour you've given it by being on your desk. :) Love you too. Wow - 5 ft 6 inches of snow? That is amazing! Been praying for those snow storms and hope you guys were OK. My family in New Jersey, Washington and Pennsylvania were affected too so we saw lots of pics and heard all about it. Snowgeddon sounds about right!

  3. Thank you Robyn. In my reading today of Psalm 18 I saw how often David called on the Lord. A well loved song of Aussies is "Telephone to Jesus on the royal telephone." He's always there and listening. And like you, I am always asking His help when I'm puzzling over the best way to say things so that readers can identify with what they're reading. Readers come to a book with different needs and who knows how they will be touched by words that have been prayed over?

    1. Rita, yes! I agree. I think words that have been prayed over could have an everlasting impact on readers and especially those readers who aren't acquainted with Messiah. And that is impacting for eternity. :-)

  4. Bless you dear Robyn,
    Like you I do forget that I can lean on God's graciousness to get me through; and I often forget to say 'good morning' to my Jesus. Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement. Yes God IS our very first Author, the best of the best! I shall let your words sink in and try to make 2016 my best ever year of WRITING yet.
    Love and blessings,

  5. Thanks Robyn, you are absolutely right. I can't right anything worthwhile without first sitting for a few moments in His presence. Thank you for the reminder to end the day with a moment of praise as well.

  6. Amen, Robyn. It's funny how we so often forget that it's His story we're writing and funnier still, that He's helping us write it. And He's the best author who has ever lived.

    Wonderful message, Robyn. Thank you so much for the reminder.