A friend of mine once asked me what I had been up to and, when I told him I had been writing a lot, he replied, “You must be happy.” I smiled, remembering that I had once told him I can only write when I’m happy. It’s true. Sort of. Actually, I can only write when I’ve been walking in perfect harmony with Jesus. Otherwise, the things in my heart get so jumbled up that they don’t make any sense when they pour out onto the page.
That’s why there’s been a lack of posts on this blog lately. I’ve gotten so busy that I’ve failed to make time for God. Then I sit down to write for the sake of writing, rather than writing to worship. It’s really no wonder the page remains blank.
Well, last night, I finally grabbed the right notebook and I journaled a prayer to God. He put things into perspective for me – like He always does. And now I’m writing. Boy, am I writing. I can’t keep my pen from the page. And it truly is like I told my friend. I only write when I’m happy. Because my heart is never satisfied until it’s resting in God’s hands.
So if you’re tired, busy, overwhelmed, or lacking creativity, I’d recommend not saving Jesus for a last resort. If you have to make time for just one thing, I’d start with Him. Somehow, He makes everything else fall into place.
I have recently started really embracing journaling as a legitimate form of prayer and worship. I’m always encouraged when I hear about others who pray by journaling, too.
Thank you for this blog. You are an encouragement to me. =)
Writing is most definitely a form of worship! My church once took a whole month to focus on other aspects of worship aside from music. Our sanctuary was decorated with poems and paintings and other beautiful gifts poured out for the Lord. Eric Liddel once said, “When I run, I feel God’s pleasure.” I think anything that makes you feel God’s pleasure is a form of worship – like writing is for us.
P.S. I love your name. In case you didn’t know, I’m a Rebekah too. 🙂
This is sooo true! Something I think I needed to hear.
I need to start worshiping by writing more – I don’t know why I never thought of it like that before!