The week was as fragmented as ever, but I set aside Friday to work on the novel. I got about 1,200 words written, which compared to 100, is much better. As is, if not even more important, the result of several pauses where I sought God on something that has been on my mind for a few months. Something I kept pushing back, and finally yesterday I just asked God what He wanted.
So, after a short argument (yes, my prayers sometimes seem like arguments, on my part anyway, even after all these years) basically God showed me that I could do both the current novel I’m writing and a new project – if I quit fighting Him on it.
The new project? A devotional. Of sorts. My first published book five and a half years ago was a devotional, as shown on one of the pages on this site, and it’s time to revisit that genre. That said, blog posts will sometimes be sporadic and deal with any number of things as I’m attempting, in God’s power, to complete the novel and the devotional by January 2023.
A truth to hold onto – even though the world is in chaos, God is still listening to His children.
Blessings my friends!
I have sat down to write a blog post several times in the last week and gave up each time. I have a sense I want to share something but can’t put it together in a way that will be pleasing to the Lord. I watch the news and remember how scripture describes the things we are experiencing. The conclusion I get is that the most important thing is for me to offer hope to people, to introduce those who don’t have a relationship with Jesus to the wonder of such a relationship.
I suppose in its way it is writer’s block. Perhaps it is a way the enemy is distracting me from doing what God wants me to do. Either way, the blog remains mostly silent.
So, I pray, and try again, and pray some more when nothing comes.
Today, just because something needs to be here, I’ll share scripture I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in.
I Peter1:3-12 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
The decisions are still ongoing on what to do with this site. Right now, it looks like it will stay, which will still leave me with two websites, this and one for Ellen D. Miller. I already share some things from that site here, so I may let that go, and use this site for both. Trying to be cautious with money, but not go against the things the Lord has put on my heart to write about.
So, some changes will happen here. I will post as I can, and by April, maybe I’ll have a posting schedule back in place.
Take care, my friends. You are loved!!