I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "time."
Time is a crazy gift. We sit and watch the clock tick back and forth. Time is a precious gift given to each and every one of us. Do we treasure our time? Do we remember to embrace? Or do we sometimes let it pass us by? As the book of Ecclesiastes reminds us, "There is a time to weep, a time to dance, a time to plant, a time to pluck up what is planted etc."
I have been trying to be better about treasuring and embracing the time that we are given. Each day a gift given by God. Earlier this week, I remembered six years ago today and the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. I remembered my friend Ben who was killed in the earthquake. I remembered Ben's family who still grieve his loss. I remembered his gift of music as I listened to his song "Mourning into Dancing."
God has a way of showing us our own time and space. Before Christmas, I felt a nudge, or maybe it was a smack on the forehead by the Holy Spirit, to write a book. I created an outline and left it at that. Earlier this week, the time came for me to act. I downloaded a CreateSpace template on Amazon and began writing a book. God clearly has shown me that it is time; time to share my words especially as my fingers danced across my keyboard. I have 18 pages; 18 more pages than I started with.
A writer friend shared in my joy tonight. He has written his own books and even offered to be a beta reader for me. He shared how excited he was for me. His words again confirmed that it is time for me to birth this book; to share the word God has on my heart and mind in these days.
I am not sure when this book will be finished. But I am sure that it is time; time to move. And as my fingers tap across the keyboard, I feel even more confirmation as God is reminding me that I do have words to share and it is time to share those words!
"By writing, you are saying to God, 'I agree with you, you gave me a voice, and the gift was not in vain'. "--Don Miller (Thanks for this quote Jordan)
"Writing is the painting of the voice"--Voltaire (Thanks Karrilee)