For months and months I have found little ability to write. Some of the time I have sat down and tried my darnedest to put virtual pen to paper; and other times I have simply relied heavily on the fact that it just hasn't been working for me lately, and I have scooted it firmly off to the side of my mind.
All of the time wondering why God was bothering me about it. It seemed that practically every time we would get together He would bring up the fact that I wasn't using my gift.
Sort of like that one thing your mother always asks about when you have family gatherings. And you think....geeezzz, Mom. Let it alone. I'm a big kid now and I will get around to it when I get around to it.
But deep inside you wonder if she is right and you are wrong.
Turns out, He was right, and I have been wrong.
And then I learned something yesterday.
The gift works best when plugged into the source. I also learned that He hasn't just been suggesting that I write; but He has also been suggesting that we spend time together, He and I.
Apparently, He is pretty crazy about me, and likes to hang out on a more than occasional basis.
So we have been.
And, all of that time together as of late has fired up and fueled up my writing fingers.
So, yesterday when my sweet friend shared her emotions over putting her son on a plane, I felt something drop into me. I knew that I knew that I knew that I could write about it.
And I honestly cannot remember the last time I felt so anointed to use that virtual pen. It was almost like a soft humming of 'peace and all is rightness with the world', while I typed away.
And the moral of the story is....
when I spend time with Him, I have fuel to use my gift of writing; and when I use my gift of writing, I become an outlet for His message of love, grace, and redemption; and when I become that outlet I feel a peace that passes all the understanding I do and don't have about all the stuff in my life right now.
And I will take that peaceful hum over anything else.
This is me turning my face back towards His.
From whom all blessings flow..... (Hymn)