I love aha moments! Okay no blonde comments!!! God has been gracious lately and really opened my eyes. For several years now I have had this restlessness. I've felt like there was something I needed to be doing, but what that something was has evaded me...until now. Being a creative soul, I have definitely learned that I need to be "creating" on a regular basis. Whether I'm sewing, painting, knitting, crocheting, or whatever. But what God has revealed to me more recently is my need to write. In high school and college writing was a chore. It was certainly not something I did for enjoyment. In my early thirties, however, I started keeping prayer journals. It was a habit born more of necessity than any creative impulse. I needed to keep my mind from wondering during my prayer time and putting my thoughts to pen and paper was the means for accomplishing that. Well, after a decade of prayer journaling I have grown to love it. What was a chore in high school English class is now something I crave. On the days when I don't get the opportunity to journal I feel incomplete in some way.
So, back to aha moments. That restlessness that I've felt ...turns out it involves writing. As some of you already know, Brad and I have had the privilege of writing a book while we were in Mexico. It is in the process of being published as I write this. The big question for me since writing the book has been "Okay, God! Now what?" Authoring the book fanned the flame that my journalling had sparked. What God has revealed to me recently is that writing is what He wants me to do. It is that something that I have felt like I needed to be doing all these years. AHA!!! I can't express to you the excitement I am feeling over this revelation. My absolute greatest desire is to love God with all my heart and to glorify Him with my life. To know that He would bless me with specific talents and abilities is one thing. But to know that he would place a certain desire in my heart and then enable me to realize that desire by glorifying Him...WOW!!!
As a result of His prompting I am refocusing this blog. It is my prayer that as the Lord leads me I will share my journey with Him here. If even one person reads my humble writings and goes away encouraged that God loves them ,then I have glorified my Savior. What more can I ask!
Thanks for stopping by and God bless :)