Do you remember those "Choose your Own Adventure" books?
My Write 31 Days topic for this year feels a little like that. I have no doubt that my topic "31 Days of the Word Made Flesh" is exactly where God is leading me. But the funny thing is I am not exactly sure where this topic is going to go...what path it is going to lead me down. But I am trusting fully and completely that God is in control.
As a creative being and writer, one of my all-time favorite verses is John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." There is something so incredibly holy about creating and using the gifts that God has given me...whether that is to write a book, a blog post, or write poetry. (If you are a creative soul, I would highly recommend Elizabeth Gilbert's new book "Big Magic!")
Over the last several years, I have met some incredible individuals who have awesome gifts. My friend Kayla who writes some of the most beautiful poetry and captures the most breathtaking photos. My friend Jason who creates awesome videos for his company Ankos Films. My friends Priscilla, Tuhina and so many others who use their gifts to write beautiful pieces of art through their writing.
And these are only some examples. As I have watched each of us use our gifts, these words from
John 1:1 keep reappearing in my mind.
How can we use your gifts to make the Word made flesh in our own lives? And, how else can we
embody the Word made flesh in this broken world? Like I said, this feels kind of like a "Choose your Own Adventure Book" but I love it!
I am excited to see where God leads us during these 31 Days of October.
(All posts will be linked up here!)
Day One: Word and Creation
Day Two: Word Made Flesh; Artist's Edition
Day Three: Beloved, Broken, and Blessed Child of God
Day Four: A Servant's Heart
Day Five: Job and His Friends
Day Six: Justice. Mercy. Walk Humbly.
Day Seven: Sabbath Glory
Day Eight: The Book is Always Better than the Movie
Day Nine: Word Made Flesh; Artists Edition #2
Day Ten: A Season of Weeping
Day Eleven:The Poetry of God
Day Twelve: Creating and Using Our Gifts
Day Thirteen: Anticipatory Grief
Day Fourteen: Mail as Word
Day Fifteen: In The Pit
Day Sixteen: Word Made Flesh; Artists Edition #3
Day Seventeen: Breaking Bread Together
Day Eighteen:Made To Be In Relationship
Day Nineteen: Painting and God's Creative Souls
Day Twenty: Something like Lemonade
Day Twenty-One: Telling the Truth
Day Twenty-Three: Word Made Flesh; Artists Edition #4
Day Twenty-Four: To the Artists and the Dreamers
Day Twenty-Five: Holy Story Sharers
Day Twenty-Six:Let Your Light Shine
Day Twenty-Seven: Hospitality at the Table
Day Twenty-Eight: Who Is Welcome at the Table?
Day Twenty-Nine: Here I Stand
Day Thirty One:The Transformative Word