I get some of my best writing while walking and talking to the Lord. I don’t know why it works that way but it does. In the past while walking through my neighborhood I’ve worked out in detail talks I’ve given at women’s retreats, and some of the best parts of my book came to me while on walks. Something about being outside, marveling at God’s creation and enjoying sunshine and blue skies or cool evening breezes and shade.
Today He gave me three things – the words for a letter I need to write a friend, the words for a brief testimony I’m to give at church, and this devotional. What an amazing God we serve. He takes my passion for writing – which HE gave me – and my give for putting words together – which HE gave me – and uses them through me in good works – which HE gave me. Amazing.
Why in the world would I ever need a reminder to be humble, and that this life is not all about me? I think it’s Paul in the New Testament who talks about that fact that we are nothing and Christ is everything, and Psalm 8 asks the question “who is man that God is mindful of him?” It does NOT mean that people have no value and life at all stages isn’t precious! Of course the sanctity of human life matters to God – He created every living cell, He designed the body and all its intricate workings, and His ‘Plan A’ to help people is other people. It just means that we need to keep our perspective, and remember that we are not God. He loves us, values our use of the gifts and talents He has bestowed, but He gets to decide when, where and in certain cases even if He wants to use them. After all, He doesn’t need us. But the miracle is He wants us! He loves us, more than we could ever imagine.
Even to orchestrating the details and ‘God-incidences’ of our daily lives. Even to giving me the words to type on this page which you reading. Absolutely Amazing.