I was told to write years ago by, who Bob Dylan called in his 60 Minute interview years ago, the Chief Commander. When I write, I feel his pleasure. The problem arises when I believe I have little to nothing to share, but something stirs within me to write, regardless.
This is one of the reasons I live and breathe, to give testimony to what God is doing so that many generations now and in the future will join in worshiping the Lord (Psalm 102: 18-22, The Message).
To this point in writing and posting, I thought I'd be recording significant acts and events attributed only to God. I thought I'd be documenting miracles and manifestations of glory and power from heaven to earth. In actuality, I've recorded mostly what I've dreamed or heard in my spirit or what my loved ones have encountered in the Spirit. This isn't disappointing. Its curious.
Again, I find myself motivated to write what I saw in a recent dream. I believe it was the Lord giving me a pearl of wisdom to direct my faith and passion.
For the last six or so months, I've prayed two verses regularly.
Do not be silent, O God of my praise. - Psalm 109: 1
O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! - Psalm 83: 1
In the aforementioned dream, I simply saw a scripture reference, Isaiah 40. The Old Testament chapter is attached to John the Baptist's ministry. He proclaimed a baptism of repentance and Luke associated some familiar verses with John's message:
“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
These verses describe for me what is and may yet go on in these days. The nations seem to be in tumult, but we're reminded they are nothing in these days (not necessarily a target of our focus). The rich can purchase what they want (even idols), but the poor must make do (even with the idols they can afford). Finally, princes in these days come and go simply because of how the wind blows (Gov. Bentley comes and goes, Presidents come and may go as easily, UM bishops believe they're secure by virtue of their consecration or maybe not).