After about two years or more, I finally found my way back to the writing corner of my world. It didn’t happen by chance or good luck either! But by sheer determination I pressed to collect my thoughts and lead them to vocalize what I wanted to focus on in writing in this season.
Yes, in the midst of a great deal of busyness, change of heart and unforeseen happenings, I am grateful that the Holy Spirit directed me back to sharing thoughts and ideas even if it is only for my eyes to behold what lies within. Armed with a lot of whispered weaponry going on my mind (i.e. bad news, touchy topics, seeking the right niches, excuses, opinions, dreams. victories and defeats. brilliant notions and nonsensical babbling) makes it difficult for writing to come easy and often. My struggle to focus on doing that which is in shining brightly my heart has been real. But I faced the enemy down and didn’t take that deal. Time is too precious.. and, oh, the Joy that floods my soul.
I am grateful for the Christmas outreach that I was able to enjoy that spoke up for my giving nature. Responding to the needs of even just a few people brought a true smile from within. (Lord help me continue, I want the light of smile to never end.)
There is a tremendous need for humans to care for one another by the tune of the song, “Reach out and touch somebody’s hand – make this a better world – Yes we can.” I have some relationships in disrepair that the Season of Giving brought the perfect opportunity to try and do more than just pray and talk about it. Thanking my Heavenly Father for the wisdom to do that which is good medicine for me — act on the words that come so easy to say… “I love you.”
The season was busy and threatened to overwhelm me and thus divert my activities against the flow of ideas I had within. But somehow I found the mindset to plan my work and work my plan. Those ideas for reaching people uncovered more within as well as a desire to try to create opportunities to give more often than just once a year. Giving is how we score big for the Lord. Sharing special times makes the holidays far more enjoyable. The smiles on both the giving and receiving end alike always seem to take the stress away — Mission Accomplished for a Merry Christmas, Somebody!
Dear Holy Father, I acknowledge that I am made in Your awesome image with an essential portion that loves to give and share and also receive. Help me embrace these characteristics with greater faith to do what you have called me to do in this life – give cheerfully. Please pour your spirit of love among people of all ages who are gift givers at heart. To-day we hear your voice to help and share, let us harden not our hearts that we may be used by you. We glorify you in all that we seek to accomplish through sharing and giving. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Marian Bellamy Gibbons is a Christian blogger from Tallahassee, Florida