Today’s timely message of encouragement comes Linda Goldfarb–CAN member, author, speaker, coach and dear friend to many who shares from the heart on her morning practice of daily writing. Thank you, Linda!
I’ve written short term pieces daily for more than a decade. I began for my eyes only, as I’m a speaker who writes, you see. Until I chose to heed the Spirit to share my writings and now it seems I’ve started a fire of sorts. Not too hot for pre-believers, yet challenging, I hope, for those who have ears to hear. Here’s a taste. I pray its saltiness is to your liking or at least enough to whet your appetite for more.
How do you start your morning write?
Solitude is my friend when I begin my morning write.
A mechanical fire removes the chill. Be still. Be silent. Be light.
Rise early. Remain alone. Breathe in the fullness of the Word.
Close your eyes. Yet do not slumber. Allow His presence to be heard.
Alone. Yet never lonely. The words are faithful to unfold.
A turn of my head. An ever-gentle nod. Reveals the story to be told.
Like flames leaping off the page. His words ignite my soul.
Alphabetical concepts. A spiritual lift. A consideration to behold.
Glimmers of hope. Glimpses of truth. A writer’s true North tis true.
Written in red to be remembered. Written via the Spirit for me and you.
To persevere. To press on. To run the race and claim the ring for all to see.
Our God is Faithful. Our God is Merciful. In Truth He sets us free.
Walk this way. Beware the snare. You’ve got this my dear friend.
Take time for self. Use words that lift. Endure until the end.
Now to send. Now to post. While sweat befriends my palms.
Received with joy? Received with doubt? Received as purposed alms?
No turning back. Just breathing deep. My offering now displayed.
A speaker who writes. A servant who serves. Inside a little girl feels afraid.
Will there be hearts? Will there be shares? Will anyone notice the words I say?
No worries. No frets. Though my palms be they wet. I resume my morning write the next day.
Linda Goldfarb – Award-winning Author, Personality Thought Leader, Board-certified Christian Life Coach-helping you take your net best step. Check out Linda’s daily posts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/linda.goldfarb also check out her podcast for writers on all podcasting platforms – Your Best Writing Life – and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourBestWritingLife