Off to a Slow Start But Moving Right Along

I signed up for the 15 Habits of Great Writers Challenge with Jeff Goins while out-of-town on vacation.

Day 1 of the Challenge was to declare I am a writer. I made the declaration that I am a writer and I believe that I am.

In preparation for the Challenge I tried to create a link to my blog but was unsuccessful. No one can go to my blog and see what I’ve created. I don’t know how to fix it. Oh well—I am better at writing.

I’m now home and this morning I got up early to put something on paper to fulfill Day 2 and 3 of the challenge.

I didn’t realize until now that since I made that declaration I’ve used being tired as an excuse to not write. I’ve done a lot of thinking about it, reading about it but not writing. This morning the truth has been revealed to me. I’m a slacker making excuses because fear is still trying to keep a grip on me, get me out of time and miss my destiny.

I should be writing up a storm because of a compliment I received from a friend. Several years ago I told a friend I would type his papers for a class he was taking. When he brought me his first papers I couldn’t make out what he was saying. I called him and asked what he was trying to say and he told me. At that moment I became his Ghost Writer. I wrote for him for two years along with editing for another friend for the same class.

I knew I was in my right place during that time. It felt good and right. I also got Bible study and prayer time out of it. I had to read and pray about his assignment in order to clearly state what he was saying. His classmates gave him compliments on how well his assignments were written. He gave me credit for them. I learned about this on Sunday.

He told me he is writing a book and wants me to edit it. It will be interesting to see if I’ll be editing or ghost writing—Editing Ghost Writer.

Now I’m on to completing Challenge 4.

Marriage-My Offering

Mary closed her Bible, finishing her devotions and quiet time.

An unexpected thought came to her.

Marriage-My Offering

What could that mean, she pondered. OH! She got a revelation. What will I bring to the marriage. After careful thought she grabbed her journal and began jotting down her list.

  • My relationship with Jesus will cause me to be the wife my husband needs
  • I will continually cover him with prayer
  • Be a Proverbs 31 woman
  • I will love, honor, support and adore him
  • I will accept him for who God made him to be, not into my Mr. Perfect

Whew, enough for right now, Mary thought. What was all that about? I’ve wanted another try at marriage but I’ve never considered what I’d bring to the marriage–just what I wanted for the wedding.

I’ll give this more attention later. I’ve got plenty time to finish the list.

Do I?

Faith, Favor, Focus

The Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God.

I try to keep this verse in the forefront of my mind. I always want to please God. He knows my heart so He reminds me when I need a reminder.

I have favor with God and man. Every day I declare that I have Shalom in my life—wholeness, benefit, prosperity and favor. Every day all of these operate in my life. I expect these to happen and God hasn’t disappointed me yet. Sometimes it comes in little ways and sometimes in big ways—however Father God chooses.

During my daily walk I try to keep my focus on God. Even when my thoughts stray and I recognize it I immediately pull back and submit to God. It is not easy but my desire to be pleasing to God in every way and the fact that I get to keeps me motivated.