Devotion for Pens
June 11th 2011
©Susan Marlene Kinney
In the wee hours of the night or through the course of a brilliant sunny day, all opposition and smooth pathways shape us, sharpen us, and place an indelible mark upon our character. We are usually not strong enough to be sweet at the end of a difficult and exhausting experience - until we bow to eternal love. This mysterious love flows from our Eternal Father God and fills us to overflowing – if we but chose to allow this love to grace our thoughts and our spirit. Though He is the potter and we are the clay He has placed the responsibility to accept His divine presence upon our shoulders to allow love or oppose it.
The reason great characters leap off the pages of our favorite books is because we hear the distant call to come up higher. Those characters, bigger than life, situate before our mind a visual of higher choice when they realize the “truth” which has been smothered in the lie our character has believed and they turn in the power of the truth. Yes our characters back-story holds the key to why they believe the lie and have not lived up to their potential!
Fellow writers, come up higher. Sit before His divine presence and allow His love to grace and erase every offence, criticism, or unloving thought from the pages of your mind. Yes life hurts but look at how we grow no matter what or who challenges us – if we but chose to allow Father God’s love to wash our difficulty clean. Imagine the impact on a family member when you write that memoir, short story, or novel and have the example of your characters who grapple with overwhelming difficulties and triumph in the liberty His love provides. Mark your characters triumphs well with the black of your ink set on the glorious white of the page. Bring opposition after opposition to strengthen the character of your characters and capture the imagination and desire of your readers to come up higher and listen to our
Heavenly Father who calls….