Writing With Inspiration

Where will the words come from today?  What will be my inspiration?  Inspire means to breathe.  The inspiration that I seek, like the air that I breathe, must come from a source outside myself.

Karla M. Kincannon in Creativity and Divine Surprise writes about what happens in our work when we encounter “the creative energy of God.” “The encounter takes the artist…where she or he cannot go independently.”

“When we cooperate with the God who encounters us on the pilgrim’s journey we become servants of the Divine, doing the work of Love even as we allow it to be done in us.  The end result always embodies greater significance than we could have accomplished on our own.”

Frederick Buechner writes about inspiration in The Eyes of the Heart:

“I don’t mean a truth that I thought up on my own and then put into her mouth, but a truth, instead, that came to me out of God only knows where, the way Godric came to me once, and Leo Bebb, the way all my life moments have occasionally come to me when I said more than I knew and I did better than I am.”

Inspiration from God comes when I open myself up to His creative energy and choose to  cooperate with His work in the world.

This is my prayer this morning, that with God’s inspiration I may say more than I know and do better than I am.


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  1. Fuzzylove
    November 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm (9 years ago)

    I just found you because you hit the “like” button on my blog. What a wonderful blessing already and I’ve only read two of your posts. Thank you doesn’t seem adequate! Looking forward to reading more!

  2. Caddo Veil
    December 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm (9 years ago)

    This is so great, & I can testify that it’s been happening for me of late–such a blessing to work With God, and let Him work Through me! Thanks for your recent visits–you sisters are the Best!!

    • Writing Sisters
      December 24, 2011 at 11:06 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks for reading! I appreciate your time in reading and responding to our posts.


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