Monday, August 19, 2013

"He Brings Balance" -- A Pen for Your Thoughts offers our Reflection of the month.

(No matter what time of year you write
it's important that HE Brings Balance)
He Brings Balance
By LoRee Peery

July’s heat and a family member in crisis had stolen energy from my body and spirit. For a week, I struggled with what to write. The new story wasn’t progressing the way I wanted, so I’d set aside my WIP (work in progress) knowing I needed to return with a fresh perspective.
Rewriting another project, head work instead of heart work, proved easier. I passed it on to a beta reader for her opinion, and set that aside too.
I’d just finished an in-depth Bible study and had only read a few sporadic verses during the week. A nudging voice kept reminding me to get back in the Word on a deeper level.

Sunday morning my dear hubby was helping our youngest son-in-law. I messed around outside spending time amidst nature and planned for some alone time in my Bible once I finished. I worked up a sweat and went in for a shower.
I tamed my hair in place. Then I glanced at the clock and saw I had time to make church after all. So anticipating a good time of fellowship, I applied mascara. Quick as a brushstroke, the opening scene of my next project came to mind. (I hadn’t even been consciously thinking about my characters.)

Happy Dancing in the bathroom followed.

In the blink of black lashes, a truth dawned. By deciding to honor Him, doing what was right by attending fellowship with other believers, my thoughts and my focus curled back to where they needed to be. I smiled and thanked the Lord while I finished getting ready.

Jesus comes first.

I know no greater cure for anxiety than worshipful music, singing while soaking in His presence. And taking part in the Lord’s Supper assured me I had made the best decision by following my heart and attending service by myself.
It may sound like a Christian cliché, but God really does meet me wherever I am and points me in the direction He is leading. I am nothing without Him. I can surely do nothing for His glory if my life is out of balance.

Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek His kingdom and His righteousness first…the days I remember to do that before my feet hit the floor are always better days.
Copyright 2013
LoRee Peery

(More about Author LoRee Peery and her books can be found at her website. )