So tonight I got my letter from God in the mail.
I know, sounds weird, getting mail from God, but it has been something I’ve done (and gotten) since I can remember (starting at age 4 or 5). I got to this camp call CFO in Shrine Mont, VA, every year (since I was 2), and one night of the camp (family camp — best camp EVER), we have a night of silence (no one speaks), and we write letters to God. Whatever we want to write to God, then write what you hear God saying back to you on the backside of the paper, or a new piece of paper…
After that, you put it in an envelope and address it to yourself from God.
The cool part is when you get it back in the mail. No one ever reads it. It is given to a designated person in the camp who prayers all year and sends it out when they feel God is saying to…
This letter from God is so timely this year. It blew my bones away from my body. Spoke directly to what was going on in my life right now.
Thank you God for your letter!
So today has been a relatively good day. Snow has melting some, not as much ice on the roads, and it is not below 20 degrees anymore…
We, my family, has a lot of time together tonight. An amazing meal by my mother, Anita. Fish, sweet potato casserole, and a yummy salad. One of my favorite meals in a while, beside last nights meal (chicken noodle casserole!!!! soooo good!).
Other things in my life, my path with God has been altered some… not in God’s, just in mine. I’ve not been at the place I need to be, and if you have read my blog, you know what I mean (such as this or this). God has really been working on me, letting me do the things I do, loving me still, and giving me mercy. I am so grateful for His love. I just hope I no longer take it for granted.
I know his direction for me, and the basic look of His heart in mine. I know the connections he has made for me with others, and what pleases him is what I want. I want his desires, his heart, his hands, his feet, his everything. That is the most important thing to me.
So now, I am going to get in the word’s of scripture, study them, keep praying, focusing, writing, loving in the best way I know, by giving of myself and being obedient to God’s commandments. That is the most important thing in this world: loving (God and others).
So as I close this night down, and head to bed, I hope and pray your lives are being so intentional to serve God. ‘God is Love” and encompasses all that is love. He is the most important.
If one writes to impress, rather than to express, he will do neither; if one rights to express rather to impress, he will do both.
This is what I desire to do, is to write based on the the desire to express my life and experiences, with no desire to impress others, even though it sometimes happens to end up that way…
I think this is something valuable to learn when you write, to only express yourself, and let the impressing come thereafter.
This is a great post, a journey of a friend through fear and faith. A new comer to the blog world, Zadock Azore (aka, Ethan).