Because sometimes healing and fullness aren't found in the places we think to look.
I used to think spending time with God could only mean reading the Bible or singing in church. But I can't really sing and sometimes it's hard to read after a long day.
So I write. Y'all, I write all the time. I write prayers and thoughts and quotes and verses and hopes and frustrations. I type and scribble and draw and text. Most of my words will never go anywhere.
But I've realized that loving someone can look like a lot of different things and we don't have to just love Jesus at church or during a 5-minute prayer.
We can love home while we chat with friends, while we write or make art, or study or work. For me its writing, but for you it could be anything.
How? Because love for someone comes out in your intentions behind everything you do. It becomes the center instead of the obligation or the checklist.
That's how I want to love Jesus. Not just in a song or a rushed Bible study-- although those things can be great, but through the everyday. Whether I write the most grammatically incorrect journal entry or edited blog post--- I want my intentions to be an overflow of love and grace that's has been lavished on me-- a desire to fully live my story because it's really just a subplot pointing to his.
Thanks for reading. Stay tuned: in the next few weeks for my new "bookshelf" page. Book reviews, reading schedules, reading tips, writers to follow and basically just a conglomerate of everything about books and reading-- it's an introverts dream come true. Comment below if you have suggestions or books you want reviewed!
A writing manifesto -Emily P. Freeman
Finding your writing voice - Jeff Goins
Storyline - Donald Miller
First Drafts -Anne Lamott ( I love the freedom of the "free write")