Okay.... it's just the anticipation that has my body quivering! (See previous post.) And, as embarrassing as it is to say so and admit, already I'm jealous!
What in the world am I talking about, do you wonder?
The book of James! The study I'm about to open! The treasures I'm soon to find!
In my excitement... why do I wear the green of envy? (Oh goodness, I'm so ashamed!)
What's my problem, you ask?
I love the Word! I mean, seriously, I absolutely LOVE the Word! I love all that is hidden there! I love the joy in the find! I love the punch with the Truth even when it hits hard! I love the encouragement! I love its power! I love its equipping! I love its challenge! I love how it changes! I love its transforming! And I love to see what God has shown others to share!
...... I, too, have felt compelled to write! My sweet God has given me studies of my own. And I've felt the compelling to write them down. I can't tell you how often I felt I had to pen them on a page. We're taught to teach, right? We're shown to show! We're given to give! We're blessed to bless! We're told to tell!
And sadly, I feel I've failed my Savior! If I continue to wait until I feel worthy. Or I continue to wait until I feel that I'm able. Or I continue to wait until I feel it won't be hard and it'll all flow out naturally. If I continue to wait until it won't be so laborious.................................. Then, I'll never pen my first word! And boy do I ever have some words that have been stored!
Well... I can tell you that I won't start today. But, Lord, aggravate the stew out of me until I finally do as You continue to prompt me to... and until I grab my paper and my pen to begin...