“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.” – Psalm 119:114
“’You are the light that gives light to the world. A city that is built on a hill cannot be hidden.'” – Matthew 5:14
When I write, my thoughts go from abstract to concrete, most of the time. They make more organizational sense and cohesive sense. As such, writing brings perspective into the mix and expresses the thoughts in a way others can understand and learn from or relate to or completely disagree with. Writing gives validity and voice to the human being writing and brings to the reader a new perspective and peek into the soul of another human being. It is a conversation, promoting validity of existence. We know many writers because of their writings that have existed very long after their lives were spent. We see history, culture, fantasy, philosophy of another through their writing, even if unintentional. Writing also positions your mood and focus outward. It may be beneficial to the writer but also benefits the reader. Any exchange of ideas is to be promoted and this medium is fantastic for that. The beautiful and the ugly are exacted, the formidable foe is broken down, the hero wins and the bad guy looses, the evil are eviscerated, a scene is described, something happens. The reader may feel less alone and travel on amazing or even feeble adventures through the pages of a book. There is such intense power in the written word.
“Follow Jesus’ Example We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back.” – Hebrews 12:1
“I hurried and did not wait to obey your commands.” – Psalm 119:60
“It is good to be merciful and generous. Those who are fair in their business” – Psalm 112:5
The God that I love and praise is the One who created everything we know of. He is powerful, intelligent, detail-oriented, big picture oriented, artistic, loving, gentle, humorous, and on and on, all wrapped up into One Being. He is Spirit, so He can exist everywhere, aiding all things and people at once. This boggles the mind. He is holy and pure, sinless, unable to be tempted or screw up at all. He is perfect, doing everything in exactly the right time for exactly the right reasons every time. He is faithful to accomplish His goals, fulfill His prophecies and provide help when we humbly ask. He is jealous for our worship and attention in a way that doesn’t mean He sins or is ugly but in the pure form of the word, meaning He knows He made us and expects us to k now it too. It is a fact that we are made by Him. So when we give homage and props to someone or something else, it is rightly offensive to Him. God constantly provides for us, knowing is better than we know ourselves and loving us more, he provides for our material needs, physical needs, emotional needs and spiritual needs through redemption by His Son, Jesus Christ. God does not forget necessarily but of we humbly ask Him to forgive us through His Son’s sacrifice and resurrection for us, He chooses to forgive and forget. We are not strong enough to forget but He can. God is fair and just. People call it “karma” but it is really God rewarding good with good and bad with bad at some point when it will serve the most to try to save your soul. God is compassionate and wants us all to be saved and be with Him forever, even after this short first life is over. We serve an amazing God, an awesome God.