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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Monday, August 17, 2015

Listen to that still... small... voice! - Guest Blogger JC Morrows

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JC Morrows has graciously stepped in to guest blog for me today while I'm recovering from surgery. Thanks, JC.

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My writing journey did not begin for God. It wasn't even really for me. It was for my mother – and my children.

I started writing, and I struggled along. It smoothed out at times but it was hard. It was nearly impossible at times. And then I sought publication... and that was not for God either. 

At the time, I was bothered that no one... absolutely no one... wanted my story. Now, I can look back and be nothing but thankful. If God had allowed my story to be published the way it was, I would be forever haunted by that.

Not quite a year ago, I was struggling through another story. I was writing for God this time, but I never really felt like it was what I was supposed to be writing – so it was no surprise that every word fought me.

One morning, I was so frustrated, I was ready to throw in the towel and do something else... anything else... when God gave me an answer I never expected.

I asked God what He wanted me to write... and a story exploded in my mind; a story I would never have written on my own – a story about an assassin.

Once I started, I couldn't stop – and the more I wrote, the more I wanted to write. Before I knew it, I had five parts of a story, and still there was so much information left in my mind – about the characters, about their back-stories, about the world in which they live.

It is amazing how much God can fill us with. . . when we let Him.

“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” – Habakkuk 2:2 KJV

This is my life's verse – it is the verse that God has given to me, to spur me on when I'm tired, to inspire me when I feel empty, to encourage me when I feel hopeless. It is my message, my motto, my hope – that I can do something to help spread the word of God.

Even through a story...

Have you listened to that still, small, voice lately? What has God been trying to tell you? Are you following the path He has set out for you? You should...




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