This month for my birthday I received two more journals! LOL – yes I am using the universal language that is “laughing out loud!” Beautiful journal books–empty, clean and significant in its own way. The blank pages left for me to create and fill. I think I get myself down when I think I am not writing enough. But then I hear and receive, “JUST WRITE!”
I received a book – Ralph Lauren design that opens just how I love it. Flexible, it doesn’t force flip back to closed. I like those books the best. Then I got another from a good friend that has a verse on it, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” This is from Proverbs 3:5.
I can tell you that the journals I show in this picture are only a few that I have. I have so many more that are not even included here. Because that’s what I do. That’s what I am. A writer. Some of them are gifts, some of them I bought myself along the way and along my journey. But what can I say for even myself or anyone else getting me something I already have is still a special gift to me. What this tells me is… “I know you have words to put down here and they are LIMITLESS! Keep writing, they are concrete! This is your true gift. I believe in you and the gift you have to write MORE!”
So here is my re-attempt… I am trying to write again when I still feel at a loss of words. Let me pick this up again in faith. I had a dream into Sunday morning as a man of God was in a prayer circle with us. He said to me, “When you write your words will be like concrete.”
Concrete is constituting an actual thing or instance; real: a concrete proof of his sincerity; pertaining to or concerned with realities or actual instances rather than abstractions; particular (opposed to general ): concrete ideas; representing or applied to an actual substance or thing, as opposed to an abstract quality: Example- The words “cat,” “water,” and “teacher” are concrete, whereas the words “truth,” “excellence,” and “adulthood” are abstract.
I know I have been told that before. “You are so real!” Uncensored, perhaps I would say that. Some of the greatest moments I had that were very liberating, was being able to express the real me. I am a passionate person. Passionate for what I believe. I don’t like superficial or over convoluted things. There is something so striking to me in simplicity.
Maybe that gift giving can be just that. Not a Michael Kors watch, Coach bag or designer outfit. But passing me that journal (that you know I have plenty of) because I love to collect them. I use them! I see opportunity to express upon the pure blank pages of a distinct looking journal. It is in these pages where I can have that opportunity to see possibility everywhere by creating limitless letters in them.
When I may not see how strong the gift is in me, God sends me that reminder that someone sees it more in me at that moment and seals it with another place to write.
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.