Do you remember when you fell in love with words?
I like to think my love for words was birthed even before I was physically born, as my mom was a voracious reader, reading book after book during her pregnancy with me.
I remember as a young girl curling up with books…Berenstein Bears, Harriet the Spy, Nancy Drew mysteries and Judy Blume books.
I remember turning words into stories on my mom’s manual typewriter.
And then I remember falling in love with the Word, Jesus.
John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.”
On a dark, starry night, while sitting on a rock at the foot of a mountain in North Carolina, Jesus, the Word, captured my heart forever.
And from that point on was it God’s plan to intermingle the words I love with the Word I love even more?
I began to delight in books containing more of the Word. Christian writers and books left an imprint – Elizabeth Elliot, My Utmost for His Highest, Elizabeth George, and my first Bible, a paperback version called The Way.
Recalling the stepping-stones leading to my writing life turns my heart toward Jesus with thankfulness.
Today can you take some time to do the same? Reflect with thankfulness the stepping-stones leading to your calling of being a writer for the Word.
Jesus, Thank you for all the stepping-stones leading to our calling of speaking and writing for You. I pray You will fill us with creativity, truth, and perseverance. May our ears and hearts hear only your voice of love, encouragement and power. Protect us from discouragement, naysayers, and our own insecurities. May our words, whether public or private, be a beautiful offering to You, the most beautiful Word of all. Amen.
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