One of the greatest benefits to a personal relationship with God is His immediacy. He is always available. Anywhere, anytime, no fuss, no pre-scheduling, here and now in the present moment.
No arguing about what we have to do to get ready… no grumpy tolerance, (at best), when I want to talk, no turning the conversation around to make it all about Him, (although I should). He is simply available, 100% attuned, to my needs.
I’m a better writer when I take brief breaks to enjoy the present of moments spent with Him. When I feel blocked, there’s nothing like plugging into the song, I am a friend of God, and letting the tears flow.
With raised hands I can feel His power. I smell His fragrance in the clean breezes brushing my skin. I hear Him say, “I love you this much, Anita,” as His arms spread wide.
This time of year, I like to take a walk with Him so He can show off His garden. Tulips, lilac, redbuds, and dogwood all liven my senses and spur my imagination.
Then, with refreshed vigor, I’m ready to hit the keys again.
I don’t understand why He chose to call me friend, but I claim that promise. I praise Him for being 100% immersed in my life, including the writing. I am thankful His presence is immediate in every moment. I’m glad He lets me take breaks to talk — and smell the lilacs. My relationship with God gives me present moments to enjoy, and then write about later.
How do you invest your present moments? Do you invite God into your writing?
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Communications Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her family.
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