Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One word at a time

For a long time now I've been a writer. A purveyor of prose. A wordsmith. A...oh, what's the word?

And, then I stopped cold turkey.

I didn't have it in me anymore to write, to create, to draw. My well of creativity had dried up. Or, so I thought.

But, now there's a trickle. After years of parched desert, I now see the rain clouds forming. Filling up. A downpour waiting to happen.

I am ready.

And, I started writing again. Without burdens. Without "measured amounts." I will not write "so many" words a day. I will not set limits on my creativity. I will not make it not fun. I will make it free.

Or, I won't do it all.

Now, I'm writing my new mystery that's been churning in my soul one word at a time. I write spontaneously. It works for me. I may not be pumping out great literature, but I'm writing. And, now I can breathe.

Have you ever been in a place that is supposed to be freeing, but you find yourself stifled and burdened? Creativity is a gift from God -- Our Chief Creator. He created it all. He didn't fret over it; He just did it. He created the stars in the sky. He created their patterns so we may gaze up in wonder. He designed the leaves on the trees--every single vein and bump and crinkle. He didn't worry about if the vein was the "right" color or in the "right" place. My God just did it!

Freeing isn't it?

Lord, please free me to worship you, create for You, and to love You. May You free me from the past burdens I've placed on myself and allow me freedom to serve You.

In Jesus' name I pray. AMEN!!!!

May you be free in your worship of God today. May you use the creative gifts He has given you for His glory. Be free.