Writing Travel Journal

My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composition concerning the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Psalm 45:1 [New King James Version]

Beautiful words fill my mind,
as I compose this song for the king.
Like the pen of a good writer
my tongue is ready with a poem.
Psalm 45:1 [Good News Translation]

This is what I do… this is what I am about. I live to write. I love to travel. I love my collection of journals. I always find a new one everywhere I go that I am sure to use.  They never go to waste.

I can imagine the psalmist David bubbling up with words of adorations.  Words of gratitude. Words of appreciation. Songs of deliverance and victory. That is what flowed from the mouth of the journalist. Thank God that he found a pen and paper to document the thoughts. They help us. It guides us today. It gives us life. It is God’s unfailing word.

What are you living for? Everyone has a unique purpose in life that is personal. Not just outward facing of what others can see in you but what you see in you! What God has given you. Those things are so hard to search for if you look for this in other places of validation.

God gives that.

God created that.

What is it that God simply gave you? Maybe you love to sing? Maybe you love to write or draw–an artist?  You love music or other forms of creativity? Maybe you also love to write? Do you love the great outdoors?  Maybe you love being at home and working there? Maybe you just love to meditate…read… or pray? So many personal things that we may forget if we allow others to place those validations over us.

I am not saying that is not useful.  There will be times where we will require that–but that is not the source of your identity.  You get that from God. I love to help and encourage others (as I am doing now). But there are so many written personal pages of mine that remain to be unseen.  They are for me and God.  I read some and I write some.  That is truly what I love to do on a personal level and what I believe that He gifted me primarily for.  Without those personal gifts I would not be able to discover the ministerial ones.

Embrace who you are. Embrace what God gave you and what He is calling you to do first personally and publicly.  This way you stay fulfilled and not burnt out.  You stay in a place of peace because you know you are producing for good.

As for me.  I stay comforted every time I have those three things.  My time to write, travel & journal.  So whether I am alone or with others, this works. Makes sense to me.  That’s what counts.

Make it count.

With Love,

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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