The writing projects that make my heart sing are inspirational prose based on miraculous moments in my life: Those poignant instances when God spoke up close and personal during an ordinary day.
A singing heart composes prose that sings.
The scripture verse where the psalmist asks, “What is man that You are mindful of him?” moves my heart each time I read it. For it’s when I’ve sensed God’s mindfulness of me that my heart feels the fullest of love, joy, and gratefulness.
These “memoir moments” can be written as poetry, devotionals, or inserted into a fictional character’s life within a novel. The main point is to point readers to God’s generous grace.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:4-5 (NIV)
The writing projects that make my heart sing are the ones written from a heart that’s been touched by His Presence. While narrating an incident of intimacy with Grace, a deeper glimpse of God is revealed. Pausing to ponder what’s passed between us and our Creator draws more goodness for us to glean and share. His well is bottomless. His love is without measure. We’re rewarded generously when we take the time to be still before Him.
When inspirational writers thank God for His gifts and healing, we are as pleasing to Him as the one in ten healed lepers who remembered to give thanks to Jesus for what He has done.
Writing from a place of praise and gratitude is not only a sweet spot but also a hot spot in that words flow forth as passionately as a lover lavishing compliments on his “flawless” bride.
God is perfect. How can a scribe not enjoy penning words that point to the Author of all that’s good and glorious in this amazing universe?
Be still my heart, one day you will see Him and know Him as you are known.
Now that’s something to sing and write about. Praise the Lord!
Wendy L. Macdonald is an inspirational blogger and podcaster who loves to photograph nature on Vancouver Island. Her byline is: “My faith is not shallow because I’ve been rescued from the deep.” Her main website is wendylmacdonald.com where she enjoys interacting with readers.