Surrendering all to the Lord means exactly that. We must submit and surrender everything over to the Lord on a daily basis. Christian bloggers and writers, are you listening?
Tomorrow I have a post that covers a topic a lot of people, believers especially, have varied thoughts and opinions on. It’s a topic that, as I’ve been preparing and praying over, God continues to provide and show me it needs to be written. Through His hand, I see that He is with me. If I had not been going to Him, I don’t know if the Lord would have provided as much as He has…simply because I was not seeking Him. Ask not, have not.
I’ve been working on getting better at turning things over to the Lord in prayer, and I want to get to the point every single thing I do, little and big, is turned over to Him. Seeking guidance, thanking Him for what He has given, what He has done, and what He is doing. Asking for help to see Him and to hear Him because God is always present, unlike ourselves. We do not nearly spend as much time with Him as we should, yet we are the ones who say He is silent to us.
Prayer is crucial. There are so many promises the Lord rains down on us, in truth, we can’t say He is silent or that He never acts for our benefit. Do we have a roof? Are we healthy? Did we eat today? Feel the sunshine? See the clouds? Did you have that one song, book, or devotional minister to you? So many things to consider!
Yet, when we struggle it’s hard for us to see Him.
One way for us to stop feeling like He is distant is to become involved with Him.
My dear Christian writers, are you involved with Him?
I encourage you as a writer or a blogger to talk to Him as you work on your projects. To be thankful for the inspirations, the knowledge, the guidance, mentors, opportunities, time… anything. To appreciate any and all readers. To seek prayer that you remain humble and not focused on stats. To ask that you be responsible in responses to comments, especially ones that may rile you. That the Lord teaches you through the hard comments. That you are not hardened in your heart to admit when you are prideful and need humility.
There are many things to talk to God about as you write, as you think, and as you search for the material to discuss. Use this opportunity for Him and for you.
We can only grow closer.
Example Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank You for joining me today as I prepare to write. I ask for Your help in being inspired. That if there are multiple ideas You want me to write down that You help me remember. I seek Your guidance in my spirit that I am not overwhelmed in emotion in my writing. That I do not speak weakly simply because my emotions are stirred, that my words are not a stumbling block to others out of carelessness. Examine my heart and my words. Show me if my work points to You or not.
Lord, I ask should my words be stumbling, if they are of Your truth, please guide the reader who struggles against it. Please protect me and show me humility that I may show mercy and grace to those against me. That my eyes may first be focused on You and then Your people. Not numbers.
Not myself. May I be reminded that my abilities only come from You. Help me turn the spotlight to You and not be hidden about You in my writing. If I carry secret shame please reveal it. Let this moment be a moment of growth that I may become closer to You. Please teach me for I am willing.
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