It's All About You
You are the subject of this month's NJCWG meeting!
Saturday, March 6, 202110am-noon
Cornerstone Christian Church, Wyckoff
Upstairs in the Barn (2nd building on the right)
You know how it starts—a seemingly random thought pops in your mind and peaks your interest. You begin turning it over and discover various implications. It has your attention and reappears at odd moments. Someday you’ll attend to it, record a few impressions, and investigate it a little further, but not today, not now. And then… it’s gone! Some hint of the idea may make noise, but the initial excitement is past.
We can shrug it off and appease ourselves with, “If God really wants me to write about this, I will remember”—or—we can talk to Him about it before it’s a misty memory.
We should not be overawed with our own brilliance and think every thought is gold to be refined, but as Christian writers we have more than a creative imagination working for us—we have a God who shares His thoughts with us. Ps. 25:14 says, “The Lord confides in those who fear him….”
The Holy Spirit teaches us and reminds us of Jesus’ words (John 14:26) but we are also taught to test the spirits and prophecies and seek wisdom from above. We pray, weigh it against the Word, and seek input from others.
Your idea may or may not be a God-thought, but don’t let it die from neglect. Honor it by testing it out.
Take-away thought: Recognize that a new train of thought may be from God and then proceed with a balanced approach that both respects it and tests it.