Saturday, May 06, 2006

Moving Mountains

Well, it's shameful to admit, but when I logged in my revision work yesterday, I found I hadn't worked on my manuscript since March 9. Yikes! I deserve a good swift kick in the seat of my pants.

I have to say, though, that it feels SO good to be back in the process. I've missed my writing. And I've missed my characters. Contrary to the way it is in real life, in my writing, I can take lives and bend them the way I want them to go. :) Now, that's real power.

A week or so ago, I read a familiar Bible passage in The Message. And it really spoke to me as I read it in such a different version. (I love, LOVE, The Message.) Here's what I read in Matthew 21:21-22:

But Jesus was matter-of-fact: "Yes--and if you embrace this kingdom life and don't doubt God, you'll not only do minor feats like I did to the fig tree, but also triumph over huge obstacles. This mountain, for instance, you'll tell, 'Go jump in the lake,' and it will jump. Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God."

Now, that's REAL power. God's power. And it's power I'm claiming over my writing ministry. But for me to look for God to work in my writing, I have to show up to do my part. Skipping the month of April (no matter what other stuff I had going on writing-wise) is not the way to honor His calling.

So, I'm going to do better. And I started yesterday. Now, I've got to run. My characters are calling my name....



Belinda P. said...

Hi Missy,

You go girl! Move those mountains and those manuscript pages. I love the verses you quoted. Keep up the good work. The word of the month---revise!!!

Camy Tang said...

How's the writing going? Keep it up! Summer's here!