Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Search Me

Psalm 139:23-24 ~
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

This is my prayer today. He knows my heart, my every thought, all of the moments I've slipped in the darkness...and every tear I've cried in secret. I'm quite a secretive person, and while there are times I wish I opened up more to my friends and family, my enigmaticness has made my relationship with God that much more important and profound.

Ah, profound. We all want to be that person who spouts profound sayings just at the right moment. A few stare open-mouthed at you, awed by your obvious wisdom, but most of the others immediately begin contemplating and discussing what you've just said.

Nah. I'll leave that to God. Honestly, the only profound things I've ever said have been words that are His. Sometimes they are direct quotes from the Bible. But other times, they are words that I know He spoke through me...because I couldn't have said it any other way. It's a beautiful thing, His words. So powerful.

As I'm sure I've mentioned before (many, many times), I love to write. Words are constantly filling my head, ready to stream out onto paper. I've filled many journals and notebooks with my thoughts, prayers, and silly fictional fabrications. I think I've lost quite a few scraps of paper to the unknown, as well :P I believe that these words are my talent. The gift God chose to endow me with. I wish I knew how to use them better for His glory.

We all have a talent/gift/skill given to us by God. Sometimes it's not as evident at first, and we have to take time to discover it. Other times we know immediately because it's what we love to do.

What is yours?

How do you plan on using it for a purpose?

Are you excited to see the plan God has in store for your life, and the adventure He wants to take you on with the talents He's given you?

[because smileys can say so much and yet say nothing at all]