Success is a journey of surrender and increase, abandonment and acceleration ~ A J Butel
~ This post is filled with Christian thoughts and Biblical scriptures ~
The choice is yours to read or bypass
In our fast food society, the pain and endurance of the wait can be excruciating. I am in a valley, you may have read my blog post last week. During times of darkness in the journey, I cry out to God.
And let my cry come to You.
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;
Incline Your ear to me;
In the day that I call, answer me speedily. Psalms 102:1-2
I write because I love to write. When I’m writing I feel alive. I’m still writing and enjoying it, yet lately I’ve feel completely wrung out.
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Saviour.
The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights. Habakkuk 3:17-19
I have cried out and heard nothing, until last few days. I have sensed that this is a time of patience, a time of endurance.
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer;
You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
“ If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
If you extend your soul to the hungry
And satisfy the afflicted soul,
Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,
And your darkness shall be as the noonday. Isaiah 58:9-10
I have been reminded why I write.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility
consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:3-11
Writing is an act of worship to the Lord of my life.