I'm a writer.
I may not be published or even any good at writing, but I am a writer.
I journal, write poetry, short stories, and yes, blog.
Words are in my heart and soul. And when my words are not flowing I feel stagnant. For me, writer's blog is an expressway to depression.
Often, when the words are not flowing, I read. Others' words will often spark some bit of creativity and my hands will be off and moving again.
So as you can tell by my lack of blogging, the words have not been flowing. So I've turned to books. I've been enjoying Beth Moore's So Long, Insecurity, and while she's been speaking directly to my heart, it hasn't inspired me to write. I've also been spending a lot more time reading my bible. Even though I haven't been moved to writing, my soul has been soaking in the truths pouring out.
A friend recently asked me to join her in reading the book of John. I gladly accepted and the following morning, while drinking my coffee, I turned the delicate pages and read...
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 NIV)
I've had a revelation, I wasn't at a loss for words, the Word was always with me. He has great plans for me and would never leave me. In fact, even in the past, when I felt separated from God, I always knew it wasn't God who strayed, it was I that was creating the distance.
What a wonderful reminder when looking for "words." I need not look far for inspiration, God has blessed me with an abundance of inspirations, or blessings.