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Aug 18

The Beginning

Deer drinking water

Deer drinking water (Photo credit: Yuxuan.fishy.Wang)

 

Psalm 42:1-2 says ‘As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?’

I have been a Christian from early childhood, and my faith has grown through both struggles and blessings through many years.  I have tried to follow His leading for as long as I can remember; yet there is a prompting from Him I have kept on the back burner because life happens.

I firmly believe God has given me the thirst in my soul to write for Him, a desire I have had all my life.  My love for writing began at an early age with Diaries and Journals, High School Honors English, a correspondence course on writing for children, and earning a minor in English with my BBA in Accounting.   Even throughout my professional career I have included my writing skills wherever I could such as with training documentation.

Yet there remains a thirst within me to do more, to use this love of writing for His glory rather than just personal consumption.  For many years I have been working on a 365-Day Devotional, I have kept a hard cover Journal with collections of other thoughts and themes to write about in the future.  Except that future never comes because life keeps happening and keeping me too busy to act.   Recently I have felt His prompting more than ever that today is the day to get serious about sharing the words that have been swirling in the back of my mind for too many years, unused.

But where do I start, how do I get the Word out there?  I have joined Writer’s Groups and read about how to get published.  It turns out I need to step out into this unknown universe of social networking.  I have no idea what I am doing with this blogging, tweeting and linking; I must learn, however, as I must have a platform upon which to perch as I seek an outlet for what the Lord wants me to do. Its not up to me to have someone to hear me through these efforts, it is my duty to follow His prompting, then He will bring the harvest.  So I am stepping out in faith that He will use the literary worksHe has laid on my heart for His purposes.   Now, the adventure begins…

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2 comments

  1. Lynn Lovegreen

    Best wishes for this next chapter of your life, Rebecca!

  2. Valerie Burgess

    Congratulations on following your dream, I know God will guide. Val

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