Joy for Christian Writers

Inside my very active mind,

Ideas in rapid succession ignite!

Searching for words to bind,

Coalesce; idea with feeling unite;

Expressions once born blind,

Mate in reason by words I write;

Share human wisdom I find,

An expression of self; often trite;

Words and lust left to grind,

Carnal onyx thought needs light;

Oh! Calm my overactive mind!

Satisfy my compulsion! To write,

Truth in poetic lines, un-bind!

 

Quieted mind enabled receive;

A truth lands lightly, as soft feather;

Stilled heart enabled to believe!

And held to Father by Spirit’s tether;

Should I fail to write I will grieve!

Suffer failure; and in ebony weather,

Face the fate unbelievers receive;

Writer’s joy is in surrender to Father!

His Words I’m unable to conceive;

Breathe into quieted mind no bother;

Wisdom by faith in Jesus, retrieve,

Save to encourage sister and brother;

Words for all whom willing, believe!

 


19 thoughts on “Joy for Christian Writers

  1. “Should I fail to write I will grieve!” The other day, I was tired and did not feel like writing. The thought of just quitting the writing bit came to mind. But then I thought along the lines of your words, “Should I fail to write I will grieve!”

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    1. If we make it about us then giving up is logical because we’ve set aside our purpose. It isn’t about us and in that we find joy despite all the things that press in on us and tell us to quit. So, my brother in Christ and fellow writer, hang tough!

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  2. You know Pam, I have been sort of mulling this over since yesterday, and have come to a conclusion. I was feeling sort of out of sorts over the fact that I don’t really feel a compulsion to write as apparently everybody else does. I was thinking something was wrong with me. I mean, I like to write, and I do it a lot.

    I figured it out, though. I am NOT a writer! I am a student, a teacher perhaps, and an evangelist hopefully (note that apologist is not on the list.). Writing just happens to be the way God has given me to accomplish those things.

    Nice, I feel much better now 🙂

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    1. I don’t know where we’d all be without your sunny, unwavering, support. And Wally…if you write you are a writer. I wrote informational content online for years. On this blog, I decided to do what I really want to do, which is creative writing. Hopefully, my creative pieces still contain good information, i.e. the Truth.:0) I think there is one word my husband wishes I’d think about more than I do: compensation. ;-} I’m just an amateur and I think I always will be. So please, don’t feel bad Wally. We all measure up to exactly what we are. God bless.:0)

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      1. Good point Pam. We just do what God wants and that’s that. I remember in college, I had to take both a Creative Writing Course and a Technical Writing course. Didn’t get too thrilled about the Creative writing course, but the other I really liked. Go figure, right?

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      2. Technical writing is hard and I think technical writers are paid quite well. Everyone has creativity though. When I taught art my strong point was helping my students who thought they couldn’t even draw find their creativity and surprise themselves with what they could do. I loved it.

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  3. Lovely. Makes me think of Shakespeare’s take on the subject:
    “The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
    doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven;
    and as imagination bodies forth
    the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
    turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing
    a local habitation and a name;
    such tricks hath strong imagination.”

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    1. Thank you, Mitch. Possessing a strong imagination comes with a responsibility, I think. All freedom requires a moral underpinning and the freedom of thought and expression is no different. Those of us who belong to Christ also, have our calling to consider. Thank you for reading, for the quote and the stimulating thought. God bless.

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