One of the things that writers are asked from time to time is, “how do you come up with ideas to write about?” I will share with you a bit of my process.
I get up between 4:00 and 5:00 in the morning (the house is usually quiet at that time of day). I read my bible for 15-30 minutes. Then, I fire up the old ibook and clear out my mail. Finally, I take a moment and pray, “Lord, what do you want to say through me today?” I usually have had a cup of writer’s elixir by this time. I may pace or just stand up but I wait. The Lord is faithful to drop a word in my mind, a seed from which will grow the seedling of a blog or a chapter for my book.
So it is with wonder and consternation that I heard Him speak the title for today.
For those who don’t know, flatulence occurs when certain bacteria that are a natural part of EVERYONE’S digestive tract are given certain types of food they have the ability to produce gases. Sometimes the products are innocuous, sometimes….um…
Please understand that I am not trying to be offensive, but there is a point to this.
For those who experience this phenomenon, the best approach is to not hold it in. The richness, the nutrients that have fed us, blessed us should not be allowed to build up and cause pain. It was meant to be shared.
God’s blessings (I can’t believe there is a comparison here) were not provided to only bless us. They are provided to make us a blessing to others. We must choose to allow God to move us to a point where we let others see, feel, sense His working in us. We have to speak, be loud at times, sometimes whisper, but speak of His goodness to us, His grace.
Otherwise, we will cause ourselves, and those around us, to miss out on an even greater blessing.
Now, if this is not proof of God’s sense of humor…
PS: Want to say thank you to all who have “liked” my blog and made comments. You encourage me.