Friday, May 22, 2009

Room for Your Writing Gift

One of the many promises that God has so graciously given us is found in Proverbs 18:16: “A man’s gift makes room for him . . . .” What a wonderful promise in light of the writing gift that our Lord has given us. We can be sure that if we put God first, He will find a place for our writing. 

But there is the key: putting God first. Matthew 6:33 reminds us that if we seek first the Kingdom of God, then everything else we need to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives will be given to us. 

God’s primary goal is to transform us into the image of Christ. Above all, He desires an intimate relationship with us. Everything else – even our writing – flows out of that relationship. Nothing – not even our writing – is more important than that relationship. 

Let us never forget that our writing flows out of our being in Christ. Being before Doing. That’s the proper order of things.

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5 thoughts on “Room for Your Writing Gift

  1. This kind of ties together the last few blog posts. If we make room for our gift, we won’t worry and we’ll write in a manner worthy of Christ.

    May 22, 2009 at 8:48 AM

  2. Thank you for this inspiring reminder.

    We complain that we do not have time to find and explore our gifts. We either don’t know or we forget that God gives us our gifts and when we live our lives with Him first in our thoughts and in all we do on a daily basis, He causes our gifts to make room for us to enjoy them and share them with others.

    May 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM

  3. Thanks to all of you who commented on this post. Pam, you made an interesting observation about how the last few posts tie together. You know, I never planned that. Holy Spirit did! Glory to Him! 🙂

    I never cease to be amazed at how our Lord gives us just what we need when we need it and in the manner we need it. He is truly an awesome God!

    Blessings to all of our dear Power Writers! You have no idea how your posts inspire me too. Iron sharpens iron. We need one another.

    Keep on writing for the King of kings!


    May 22, 2009 at 3:46 PM