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"Write this down for the next generation so people not yet born will praise God." Psalm 102:18

"Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others." Habakkuk 2:2

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Proceeding with God's Call

On Monday, I move forward in my quest to follow God's call on my life. It was a wonderful experience attending the American Christian Fiction Writer's conference in Indianapolis last weekend. I anticipated that God would lead me to a mountain top experience, but instead He came in a gentle whisper.

He reminded me of the call and desire He placed on my life when I was just a young girl, to be a writer. My mind keeps going back to the words that Terri Blackstock said in her acceptance speech about using the trials we are going through, to minister to others through our writing.

At this point, I didn't encounter the mountain top. In some ways I feel that I am in the midst of a desert/wilderness. I am reminded of the chorus of Michael Card's song "The Wilderness."

In the wilderness
In the wilderness
He calls his sons and daughters
To the wilderness
And he gives grace sufficient
to survive any test
And that's the themeful purpose of the wilderness

I feel that in order to write the story I am working on, I too need to go through a desert of sorts. I stand on His promise He gives me, to provide the grace I need to survive any test that is placed in my path.

1 comment:

  1. Jodie: Know that I have been in that desert. . God will be there with you .I can't wait to see you next week.