Hmmm, what should I write about?????
Today, I was asked a frequent question: how do I center myself to write. This particular question begs for more than a simple statement, so just as I did for those asking questions about how to begin blogging (A Blog on Blogging), I want to give those interested in writing preparation full disclosure on my method. It is true there are many solutions to this common problem of how to begin a new article – but as for me, I pray.
My whole purpose for the SusanButlerLive website and blog site is to introduce seekers to the Savior, Jesus Christ. And to encourage them to build a relationship with Him through reading and thinking about what He says regarding living life here and now, and expectations for eternal life when this body wears out. Having a conversation with Him where I both talk and listen (prayer) is the most obvious way for me to know He is guiding me in what and how I present His message.
It is important to know that my relationship with Jesus began when I let Him know that I wanted Him to live in my heart, and that I accepted Him as my personal Lord and Savior. He knows all of us because He created us; but though He created us, we are not His Children until we make this soul commitment to Him.
We have to believe that He was born by immaculate conception, a virgin birth, that He lived a sinless life, and that He died a painful death on a cross to redeem us from our sins – something we cannot do for ourselves. We have to believe that he was buried, and that three days later He rose from that grave and that at least 40 people saw Him and His nail-scarred hands before He ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of God, preparing a place for us when we die.
He was the reason for the title of my book FIRST FRUITS – Jesus was the First Fruit and those that believe in Him will rise to be with Him at the moment of their death, to live with Him in a place He is preparing for us called Heaven. Therefore, we are part of the First Fruits of Christ. I don’t know my number (i.e. millionth, billionth, etc. _____-FRUITS), but the important truth is that He knows! The Bible talks about God’s Book of Life and my name is written in that Book!!
Being a Christ-follower gives me hope on hopeless days, frustrating days, and on just plain old BAD days! (I just spent more time than I’d like to think about with the Geek Squad to fix my Wifi internet issue – believe me, up until a few minutes ago, I was having a REALLY BAD DAY!) To understand how being in relationship with Christ can turn bad thoughts into good thoughts and bad days into good days, you must get to know Him by reading His Word. My devotional book FIRST FRUITS is packed with His Word (scripture) and my blogs have content either from FIRST FRUITS or new thoughts that always point us back to Him. He loves everyone of you, but we each have to make the decision to accept His free Gift of Salvation.
I realize this was more than the questioner asked for, but I can’t avoid speaking about Him. He changed me and He can change you! Why not trust Him right now?*
God’s best to you,
* See my website www.susanbutlerlive.com/contact-us.html for more information on inviting Christ into your heart. Specific scriptures are listed to help give you a better understanding.