July 4, 2017
Independence Day, U.S.A.
One Step of Holiness at a Time
He said to them, "Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?"
One of the greatest obstacles in my writing life is the specter of the big picture. A project is so great, my abilities so inadequate, I think, so why even start?
The other day, I was working on a fiction piece (I have never published any fiction, and now you know why). I sat there, paralyzed by an ideal that was too great for what I perceived to be my small talents. And then I thought, "I don't have to write the great American novel in the next 15 minutes. All I have to do is describe this chicken." (It was an egg cup shaped like a chicken.)
So, today, I don't have to save the world or fix all the problems. I am just called to love the person in front of me, make a sacrifice, let Jesus in a bit more and not be afraid.
Jesus, lead me in small steps of holiness today.
- Amy Welborn
Genesis 19:15-29|Psalm 26:2-3, 9-12|Matthew 8:23-27