Wednesday, August 15, 2007

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET !!!!!!!!!!!

I read a very interesting book last spring.. or it might have been late last winter.. It is Max Lucado: Cure For The Common Life ..... I would recommend that every Christian read it...... I have read it several months ago and I must say I was confused as to what my "Sweet Spot " was...... I had a rather uneventful childhood with very few friends and not much going on.... My father was in the Air Force and we were never in one place long..... My elementary schools were many and I cannot remember much of any of them and my Jr High and High School was a mixture of a very very small school in Roff Oklahoma and a very very large High School outside of Travis AFB in California........ I did have a few friend of which I am grateful but nothing every in my life that I thought would point me to my "Cure" A few years ago I had undisputable encounter with the Lord and He only spoke three words….. Write a book…. I can tell you that at that time it was the furthest thing from my mind to put my life story in print……. To make a long story short a couple of years latter He gave me the title “Samaritan Women Among You“.….. having no writing skills I dismissed it as just something from my own mind………

I finally did start the Samaritan Women news letter a few years ago and I now have several hundred women reading my email and my web site….. I have hit and missed at it over the past two years because of my busy life and sad to say because of the confidence that I lack in my self that I am doing any good at all……
Then I read that book and I can tell you that at first I had no idea how to apply it to my life.. I am so hungry to fulfill the will of God in my life that just reading the book gave me hope…… And then it happened…………Just a few months ago I was cleaning out some old boxes and found a notebook full of poetry that I had written in high school…… One of them was even published in the school paper and posted on all bulletin boards around the campus……… I remember writing that poem and it took me about 5 minutes……. It came very natural……. I sat for a while reading through the poems written back in the late 60’s ….. I then found half a box full of church news bulletins in which I wrote a weekly news letter for the singles in our church……….. I must say I had a good laugh as I read through the bulletins and poems……… I threw the bulletins away but stored the poems away for future reading…….. It was not until a few month latter that while going through my book case and came across that book did it all come together…….. The Lord was grooming me to write….. He does have something for me to say and He has given me the ability to do so…… The apostle Paul stated in I Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power…….. There is no need for me to try to write, there is only need for me to speak from my heart where the spirit of the Lord lives and it will touch lives……… I now understand what Max Lucado’s book means, now I know that the Lord has been grooming me for years to write. Now is the time, I am retired but caring for my aged parents but I have time. I have started the book. I have written many a devotional for my web site. I will begin to post them…….. From a very young age the Father put into my makeup the desire to write……… What a wonder is the Father God…… He has a plan for us each and from the earliest of days that plan begins to manifest…… we just have to sit and listen and wonder back into our minds and focus in on the things that brought us joy…….. Find your sweet spot and never look back………….


5 comments:

Sandra said...

Good for you! I would love to read some of the poems! I can't wait to hear more about the book.

Edge of Design said...

I read your comment on Dee's blog and came to "visit" today. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend Nelson.

Dee said...

Hi Denise, I'm so glad that you came by my blog and sorry that I wondered if it was a joke!! Another person named Denise comments regularly and I wasn't sure if she'd written your comment -- get your foot out of your mouth!!! I'm very happy when lurkers comment -- I love comments and am not offended re: age!! I'm 41. I should have popped by your blog when I saw your comments -- duh!! Sorry!

I'm looking forward to reading here. Looks like some good food for thought! Thanks for popping by and YOU CAN get that weight off! ;) It's plain, hard work but a healthy temple is pleasing to the Lord. D

Vicki said...

Followed your comment here, and so glad I did. A lovely blog. May the Lord bless you and your ministry.

BLessings,
Vicki

Mary said...

Denise,

Many times when I write, it comes so natural. Later when I read it I have no idea where the words came from, but really I do know. God gives me the words to say what He wants me to say.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my postcards. I enjoyed your post and am now off to explore other posts on your blog.

Blessings,
Mary