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. I wrote about this last spring.
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 present 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 and breathe in His purity. Snowdrifts, crisp breezes, and long distance vision through leaf bare branches 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 God chose to call me friend, but I claim that promise, and I invest time in moments with Him. I praise Him for being 100% immersed in my life, including the writing. I am thankful His presence is immediate in my every moment. I’m glad He lets me take breaks to talk — and smell the pure air. To watch His spirit hover over freezing waters. 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 and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, national speaker, and author of the soon-to-be released book, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market.
She’s a partner in The Zenith Zone, a business coaching firm. Member of the Christian Writer’s Guild, client of WordServe Literary Group, graduate of CLASSeminars for Leaders, Speakers, and Authors, a co-founder of The StoryWriting Studio, and speaker on circuit for Stonecroft International Ministries.
Anita’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research. She believes it’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith. Anita lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.