More Treasures For The Journey

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Prompted by the message at church last night, I spent some time in Colossians 2 this morning. One of the verses our pastor pointed us to can be found in Colossians 2:3 “All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him.”

I love this verse.  It’s one of the many I jotted down in my journal months ago while doing some book writing research. This morning, I went back to that page in my journal and discovered I had even circled it.

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I have a confession to make, folks.  I haven’t made any progress on my book writing since May.

And here are my excuses:

Life got really busy.
I started a new job.
17,000 words and I’m more confused now than when I first started.

And here are more honest excuses:

I began to question “why” I was even attempting to write a book.
I allowed the what’s the point thoughts to be the loudest voice in my head.
I was surprised uncomfortable  scared by the direction the book was beginning to take.

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“Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything.” Colossians 2:9 Message

Coming across words like this in Scripture excite me and fill me with gratitude.  I love how these passages remind us that all the answers we are searching for can be found in Christ…and not a list of rules and regulations. We waste so much time becoming side-tracked by dos and don’ts and Paul is reminding us that are focus is on the wrong thing. Christ and Christ alone is the key to all the wisdom and knowledge we are needing.  Why, oh why, is this such a challenge for me to remember?  “When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything.”…even book writing.

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So what does all this have to do with writing a book?  I’m honestly not sure… only that Colossians 2:3 has played and will continue to play an integral part.

Today, I’m reclaiming and resting in a verse I shared months ago.

“The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.”  Psalm 145:15

Your timing, Lord.
Your words, Lord.
Your message, Lord.

The song I woke up humming at midnight last night…close your eyes, listen and cast. 🙂

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