Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Gift of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year and is more than just a chance to gorge on pie and stuffing. It is a moment to truly reflect on what God has given us. As writers we have amazing creative minds. You don't have to be published to be able to put words onto a computer screen. To have characters "talk" to us and speak the words of their story until it refuses to allow us anything but the utmost desire to put words down, to release them through our fingers.

On today, the biggest day to give thanks in America, think about who you are giving thanks to. And what all He has given you. We are special, created in His image, a one of a kind creation. Don't waste what He has blessed you with.

May I pray?

Dear Heavenly Father,

On the day when the succulent smells of the holiday fill the home accompanied by love and laughter of those dear to us, may it be a time of contemplation and thanksgiving. In each and every one of us is something special. Be it the ability to write, the desire to spread Your word or the gift of ministering for You in the workplace, whatever it is, I ask that we would be made keenly aware of it. And give thanks and praise for the gifts You have bestowed.

As the family gathers around the table, as stories are shoved to the back of the mind may we take the experience around us and turn them into inspiration for our novels. Plant that bit of dialogue, the characteristics or motivation before our eyes to be filed away as fodder for a later date.

But more than anything Lord may we be continually reminded today and always that the outpouring of words comes directly from You. We are nothing without the Fount of all love, grace and wisdom. You are the reason we write. And may that never be forgotten.

All thanks and giving unto to You today Lord. All praise on this day!

In Jesus' Name,

May this Thanksgiving be filled with love, laughter...and the bounty of God's grace.


Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

Beautiful, Casey, just beautiful!

Have a wonderful day!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you, Casey.

And when plans, event, people do not respond the way you'd hope think of God and His big picture. The mountain passes were closed, we couldn't get to our destination today. Scrambled to get a turkey, et al for a "just us" Thanksgiving. Far away from family we have the Internet and phone. Close to home we have warmth and safety. This special trip to see the ocean and be thankful will be only delayed to spring, Lord willing. Only God knows why we couldn't go today, I'm thankful, so very thankful He's in charge.

Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

Happy Thanksgiving writer friends!

XOXO~ Renee

Krista Phillips said...

Amen! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Casey said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving ladies!!! :D