Ever since I was a little girl I have always been in love with blank paper. How weird am I?
I have also loved journals- filling them up was a thrill to me.
I love taking the thoughts in my head and seeing them on paper. For some reason, this act always calmed me. When I would fill up a journal- it was such a sense of satisfaction to me. I don't really know why?
Maybe just knowing that I had something to say made me feel important.
I've always thought that people's words were important.
" Like apples of gold in settings of silver, is a word spoken in right circumstances."
I love getting cards. I love buying cards for people.
I could stand in the card aisle and read cards forever-looking for the perfect one for whom ever I was trying to express myself to.
I love decorations that have words on them. I recently printed out some Scripture prayers and put them all over my kitchen and they make me smile...
I have also always loved the library. LOVED it. Perusing up and down the aisles and filling my little bag up with anywhere from 5-10 books/week was my delight. And then I would curl up and dive in- for hours.
I remember my favorites- Ramona, Sweet Valley High, Babysitters Club, Nancy Drew, and I always loved the Choose your Own Adventures books... Do you remember some of your favorites?
I said it before and I will say it again – your words, your story matters.
It matters for so many reasons, more than you can ever imagine.
And not just the shiny parts matter, the dark, and, lonely places matter as well.
When you share your story with the world, you have the opportunity to do a few things:
1. You get to bring God glory with your story as others see the hand of God moving in your life.
2. You get to give the gift of "I've been there too" to someone who is walking a similar road as you.
My obsession with words has let me to blogging...
It has also helped me love my job, where I get to write my client stories...
But the greatest gift of all is the living word-Jesus Christ.
John 1: 1-3, 14
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
It amazes me that Jesus is called the Word.
He was there in the beginning.
And then He became flesh.
He walked the path that we walk and He left behind His word – the Bible. The words in the Bible are no ordinary words – they are living and active!
We have the word living in our hearts when we accept Jesus into our hearts. How powerful is that!
So there you have it. My rambling about words.
I love words.
I want to encourage you to share your words, your story with someone.
You can share your story here-anytime.