I haven't post in a while. I guess you knew that if you've been to the site lately. But, as a writing prophet I write daily. My focus over the last few months has been a whirlwind of new challenges. Some good, others not so good, but in the midst of it all I continued to maintain our monthly scribe tribe news, Issachar Report (formerly the Scribal Watch Report) and stay close to God.
I discovered that, in spite of the challenges I experienced when attempting to keep a writing schedule, writing is something I enjoy. It is a part of who and whose I am. My creativity is activated through the process of worship and writing. More so, when I apply color and visuals or pull out my calligraphy pens I am able to connect with God in such a unique way. With the ice and snow hitting this region (mid-southerners cannot drive in sunshine let alone inclement weather) this January has been different.
I have found myself spending more time reflecting on the past year and diligently seeking God for the new year ahead. January is a time when I review and re-evaluate God's will for The Writer's Inkhorn site, my family, and my life. The more I listen and wait, the more I learn. This will be the year of equipping creative marketplace ministers. There will be those who attempt to run with a vision inspired by others and not God. There will even be those who attempt to follow the vision God has given me for creative marketplace ministers, but I have watched the plans of the watchers, mimickers, and prophetic thieves fail time and time again. If God has called you to serve as His creative marketplace ministers run hard, and know that God is the source of your strength!
This year God is unleashing His creative marketplace ministers. Creative marketplace ministers are individuals who are willing to unleash their creativity in a way that communicates the Good News of a living Savior through the art of storytelling, entrepreneurship, prophetic writing, performance arts, or visual arts. It is my prayer that you will spend time with God this month to gain insight in the specific area that God has called YOU to influence, be it the pulpit, pew, or marketplace. Allow God to direct and lead you in the days ahead.
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