I have loved writing to an exceeding degree since I was a little girl, wrote many shorts stories and much poetry as a child, and to this day remember a short story I began decades ago and never finished. Sometimes my heart yearns to finish that story as I still remember the main character and the plot and adored fiction writing. But something has changed, and whether or not I finish that story is contingent on that change.
As much as I adored writing fiction and longed for years for it to be my life’s calling and to write novels and see my books in bookstores and have countless readers, the change came along. His name is the Lord Jesus Christ. And though I believed in Him as Lord but held much of my heart and life back from Him for quite some time, I ultimately repented for this and gave Him all. Including my writing and future as far as my life’s calling and absolutely everything is concerned,
Jesus is my first love, I live and breathe to love, honor, adore, serve, worship, praise, and glorify Him and to tell the world about Him, and I will only write fiction again if it is His will for His glory. Everything in my life is His, and I live totally devoted to Him.
I knew little about Jesus all those decades ago, did not believe in Him as Lord, and lived for myself according to the world’s ways my writing included. I would love to write that childhood story now in the context of using fiction to tell the world about Him, but right now He has called me to write non-fiction and I gladly sacrifice my own longing in obedience to Him to express to Him my love for and devotion to Him beyond measure.
Please, friend, give your whole heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ, make any and all sacrifices He asks you to make, and live wholly and humbly to bring the Lord honor, praise, pleasure, joy, adoration, and glory now and forever and ever, AMEN!
Oh God, never in a million years would I have imagined as a child writing up a storm that I would become your daughter, your servant, and your follower. And that all in my life my very life included would be yours. And that you would give the gift of writing you have given me a purpose – for you! And for others! Oh, Lord, what an honor to be called to love and follow you forever! Please dear Lord use this message to light a fire of love for you in those who read this. Please use the message to bring to each reader a passion and zeal beyond measure to live henceforth for you and no longer for themselves. Help them to use the gifts you have given them for your glory, oh Lord, AMEN!
“I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore.” Psalm 86:12
“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20