Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Writing Passion

I’m awed by passionate writers. Recent blogs included researchers whose tone sparkled to share information, professionals who taught useful knowledge, and humorists imparting truths through laughter. The list goes on and then comes to me, an expert of nothing. What can I possibly say?
I know one thing, I am passionate about Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my Faith. I love everything about Him.

I love His…

Faithfulness—He sticks with me regardless of victories or failures. His grip is firm as He walks me into the unknown.

Gentle patience—He understands me and my struggles better than I do and refuses to leave me wallowing where He found me. He guides me through my misunderstandings of who He is and what He is doing in my life.

Creativity – He is fresh and new and surprising. Whenever our relationship grows stale, it’s because I’ve gotten my eyes off of Him. I need only to refocus to be amazed again.

Love—He cares more about me than anyone else ever could and proves it by providing not only times of refreshing, but strength in crisis.

Laughter—He doesn’t take me too seriously and urges me to laugh at myself, as well. Yet, I was important enough for Him to leave heaven for earth, live, die, and rise again in triumph.

Mystery—He can’t be categorized or explained for there is too much of Him to comprehend. He is lovely, yet terrifyingly powerful. He is forgiving yet unyieldingly pure and holy. He is excessively generous, yet perfectly just in condemning those who refuse Him.

Humanness—He experienced it all and “gets” me. Why would He do that!? (Excess punctuation intended). If you’ve been asking yourself the same question, for a fresh perspective read Tosca Lee’s Demon: a Memoir. Don’t let the title frighten you.

God-ness—He is such a full rich experience, how can I not write about Him?

Universality—He is the completion of each person everywhere, educated or not, poor or not, those who love Him and those who don’t, the socially unacceptable and the preeminent, those published and those who are not.

In ACFW Jesus is our unifying factor, the common denominator, the equalizer and the reason for written expression, no matter who our audience is.

Remember during the bustle of conference preparation when fears rear and inadequacies loom like Goliath over David, that you are unique in His plan. Be simply who you are right now because if you were meant to be someone else and accomplish what they have done, than God would have made you them. Besides that, I would never get the chance to meet you and hear the passionate story of God’s goodness to you.

II Corinthians 5:8-10 Our goal is to please Christ for later before his judgment seat we’ll be revealed as we are and paid according to what his purpose and motive have been.

(Photo: A storm brewing over Cherry Lake in Denver during the ACFW conference.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Mary, for reminding me that Jesus--not publishing, not marketing, not networking, not even writing--is my primary passion, and that, wonder of wonders, I am one of His own.