AThe Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it@
Psalm 68:11 (NKJV)
Sometimes I have the hardest time trying to write for my blog. Even after asking God what to write about, I find myself staring out the window not able to find words to put to paper.
A couple of years ago I was attending an English class in college. We read poems and short stories and then we wrote critical essay=s on them. Near the end of the semester one of our assignments was to write a poem. The only requirements he gave to us was that it could not rhyme and could only be a page long (preferably shorter). I remember sitting and staring out the window into the dark stormy night not an ounce of inspiration within me to write even one line. But eventually words began to flow into my brain:
Uninterested, uninspired, unsure
not with it, just here, sitting
trying to count the stars
but they are hiding from me
nothing sounds like fun
There is so much to do
places to go, be
but I don=t want to do any of those things.
What is it that makes me feel this way?
The sky is gray, crying, there is a wailing
streaks light up and there is a rumbling
a puddle at my feet.
It does not escape my notice
everyone looks the same
everything is waiting
still, silent, sleeping.
Just keeping time until
the sun comes out and brings
an awakening to our lives.
Marcell Warner Bridges
827, September 2009
Something just occurred to me. Perhaps I’m not reading my Bible enough? After all, the Bible is inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16); therefore, my words should be inspired by Him as well. Inspiration can come from anything (nature, driving around in the car, music, other blogs, etc…) but I would think keeping my mind on God, reading and studying His Word and talking to Him through prayer and writing down what He says to me should be the greatest inspiration of all.
© Karen L. Murphy photography, 2013
Dear Lord, speak to us. Speak through us. Help us to sit and listen to You and hear Your voice so that we can write Your words and then others will be inspired by You.
(Many of you know how much I enjoy sign language so when I found this video of this young lady signing “Word of God speak” it seemed to fit perfectly with this blog posting. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.)
© Marcie Bridges, Heart Thoughts, 2013