You Are My Voice, by Jodi Whisenhunt

The apostle Paul compared the body of believers to the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:12-30.  He explained that a body is made up of many parts, each dependent on the other, none more or less significant, and each with a specific task to carry out.

As the body of Christ, we who have received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, join together with others who have been saved.  Our job is to become the hands and feet of Christ, the arms and legs, the eyes and ears, the lips that speak.  Jesus’ final words to the disciples were, “Go and make disciples of all nations.”  (Matthew 28:19)  We are to go out into the world, “baptizing them…and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  (vss. 19-20)

With those words, He assigned our mission.  As writers, our participation in the body of Christ is to be His voice.  Our method, the pen (or computer).  “And the Lord said to me, ‘Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others.'” (Habakkuk 2:2, TLB)  Let’s fulfill our duty.

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Welcome Fall

Hello Writers!

I know it’s been awhile since I posted anything new.  Please let me apologize, as I’ve been out of town quite a bit.  I’m home now & trying to get back into a regular routine. 

My family and I were in Florida last week when hurricane Gustav and tropical storm Hannah hit.  Now that we’re back in Texas, we thought we’d be ok, but no, we’re watching out for Ike!  During our travels, we certainly relied on the Lord’s protection and guidance to carry us through the storms.  The timing of these hurricanes seems appropriate as my first article (to be published soon) is titled “Ready for the Storm”.

“Ready for the Storm” presents my experience of allowing the Lord to work in my husband’s and my lives during an extremely turbulent event.  It has taken a year-and-a-half from start to finish for this article to get published.  I give all the credit first to the Lord for writing my life story and second to this wonderful group of Christian writers.  You have taught me, encouraged me, and directed me along the path to my first success.  Thank you!

My prayer for each member of our group is that we can all benefit each other.  We have been brought together for a common purpose – to write His word.  The Lord has placed the desire to write in each of our hearts and has gifted us with unique talents and abilities.  We meet together to guide each other and to inspire each other, to help each other go out into the world and represent Him.

Please join me next Wednesday as we resume our regular routine of meeting in room 3115 of the FSC building, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (or later if you wish).  Remember to bring something you’ve written, even if it’s just a journal entry.  Can’t wait to see you all again!

~Jodi