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SIMPLY SATURDAY- Itchy Ears

On Saturdays I take only 5 minutes to write. Trying to free myself from editing and preplanning. Just writing what the Spirit leads me to write. Try it.

Prayer:

Lord help me to convey what You want to be heard. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

Itchy Ears

We were blessed to travel to Arizona for the winter months. Clear sunny days, great friends, time to relax, write, read and paint. In the spring, however, my allergies started. Itchy eyes and sneezing – even breathing problems.

This got me thinking about itchiness. Sometimes I get a notion about something and plunge right in. I scratch it right away. And this can lead to pain. Even in my writing I get edgy and worried about what I am going to write.

Instead I need to take time, pray and listen to what God wants me to write – not what my readers want to read but what He wants me to say.

I remember the Scripture about itchy ears. (I did take time to look this up.)

“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (2 Timothy 4:3).

Sometimes it is not always the best time to do something; we need to be prepared and our hearts need to be ready as well.

Many thoughts roll through my head. But my time is up. That’s it for my rambling this Saturday.

What do you think about scratching before thinking what that might do? Or jumping in before you have thought something through or prayed for wisdom. Please comment and feel free to add your blog link if you have written about plunging in… before prayer.

And by the way – I did pray – before plunging into this Simply Saturday.