Sometimes it’s nice to get away from typing and go back to good ole’ pencil and paper. There’s something real special about erasing instead of just pressing backspace. I get into the writing process more, I suppose. I like to see how my brain works by looking back at my sidenotes and the words I had to add in real small. It feels good to watch the letters form words and sentences and paragraphs. I enjoy the feeling of the pencil gripped in my hand-sometimes loosely and sometimes tightly depending on how I feel about what I’m writing. It’s cool to see the uniqueness of my handwriting in different places. Sometimes pretty, sometimes sloppy, sometimes big, sometimes small. No font compares. You can tell a lot from a person’s handwriting. It tells some of the story itself. I like the eraser marks-the shadow of a former thought. It’s just all so simply beautiful.
Love is hard to define. It means something different to each person. This is how the Bible defines love. Romans 5:8- God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Lead me to the cross, where your love poured out. Bring me to my knees, Lord. I lay me down. Rid me of myself, I belong to you. Oh, lead me. Lead me to the cross.
Where your love ran red and my sin washed white. I owe all to you.
We must hope against all hope and let God’s will be done in our life.
God isn’t a mystical figure in the heavens who plays a mischievous game of hide-and-seek. He is a personal God who invades your life through the person of the Holy Spirit. He longs for you to feed the life of Christ in you with his Word and with prayer and then allow the results to reach out into other people’s lives. When we surrender our will to God, seek his heart, hear his voice, and respond to his nudges, we thrive. Life becomes radically different and we no longer hang on just to survive. Suddenly, life resonates with a deep-seeded—almost inexplicable—joy and peace that flows from a Father who is well pleased. When you let Jesus have all of you, he will fulfill his purposes for you and show you exactly why he created you for himself. You will experience a contentment that comes from an assurance that God is right there with you and that he’ll never leave you. And it comes from knowing you are his and that your life thrives because it demonstrates just how much you love him.