For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, July 13, 2013

That's It!

Colossians 2:2-3
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Every year the calendar flips and I celebrate another birthday. My first thought this year was, “Thank you God for more time with my family and friends.”  I always wonder what He might have in store for me from one birthday to the next.

Recently, I’ve been praying about my writing journey and asking God what the next step is for me. The blog I created for my writing life needed updated and a bit more direction. As I read my Bible and pondered what to do, I came across Colossians 2:2-3.  “Encouraged in heart”, “united in love”, and “treasures of wisdom and knowledge” jumped out at me. God spoke to me through his word. Like Charlie Brown, I proclaimed, “That’s it!” This verse added focus to my writing. As long as I am encouraging others and showing love that leads to wisdom and knowledge of Jesus, then I’m working toward the ultimate goal of sharing God. I love when Bible verses hit me between the eyes and wake me up. Praise God for his guidance and wisdom.

6 comments:

  1. Blessings on your new year of the writing journey! You will reap a harvest from the encouragement you sow!

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    1. Thank you, Patty, for encouraging me :)

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  2. "As long as I am encouraging others and showing love that leads to wisdom and knowledge of Jesus, then I’m working toward the ultimate goal of sharing God."

    I love that focus, Penny!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I'm so glad we have the opportunity to encourage each other.

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  3. Penny,
    Great verse to use - there can never be too much encouragement, especially for writers :)

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia. I agree, we need lots of encouragement. :)

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