I love that time between slumber and awake when my soul is more open to HIS Voice. I especially love it when He speaks. He whispered sweet somethings to me twice this week. The first time it happened I struggled to pull out of asleep as I thought, it’s another day, Lord. What should we do with it?
His immediate response was “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”
My heart lightened, and I soon stood in the kitchen in my nightgown making hash browns and humming to a worship CD. Now before you think I’m spiritual, or a good mom ’cause I made breakfast, or even entertain the thought that I must be a morning person, let me clarify that both of those actions are rare. Mornings and I don’t get along, and I have not praised the Lord as I wish I had over this last year of struggles. It is one of my greatest regrets.
Maybe that’s why I felt so inadequate as I began preparation to speak at Mile High Scribes on Writing as an Act of Worship. It wasn’t a topic I picked, and my recent whining about the writing journey didn’t feel at all like worship. But the Good Lord confronts that nonsense–that “I’m not good enough to serve” mentality I slip into way too easily. I’d planned to tell you how He did this, but I just found out I’m speaking again Saturday on this topic, and well . . . if you want to know the whole story, I guess you’d better come to W!W!W! at 11:00.
So instead of giving you any more hints into the content of my presentation, I’d like to challenge you to just slow down for a minute or two. Breathe in and out. Acknowledge the One who is Author of All and Most Creative Being of Eternity.
Notice how your heart worships.
A writer, speaker, and homeschooling mother of four, Paula Moldenhauer is passionate about God’s grace and intimacy with Jesus. Paula’s writing appears in magazines, book compilations, and devotionals. Most recently she’s written curriculum for David C. Cook publishing. Her devotional website, Soul Scents, offers a free weekly devotional. (www.SoulScents.us.) Paula serves as president of HIS Writers, the north Denver chapter of ACFW, and enjoys leading a Bible study group for high school girls. A devoted Pride and Prejudice fan, Paula loves good conversation, peppermint ice cream, and walking barefoot. Her greatest desire is to be close enough to Jesus to live His fragrance.