Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Calm (emotionally) (09/13/07)

TITLE: Too excited to be calm
By Nicole Harkonen
09/19/07


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

Calm?
How does one be calm when there is so much so be excited about?

Everyday I wake up; I get another chance. I get another chance to be intentional. Another chance to be Godís servant, the Holy Spiritís dwelling place, a women God created, a wife, and a mom! Wow! God has plans so how can I be calm about that?

This morning, I got a chance to open my eyes in a peaceful neck of the woods. I got to breathe deep, the sweet air Godís blessed me with and quench my earthly body with pure, clean water as if I was actually dipping my cup in to the very mountain spring in which it first came.

I was free to pick up my bible and start my day by soaking in Godís precious promises. I was free to call out to Him, confessing, thanking, or just celebrating with Him all Heís done and all Heís doing.

How exciting to be able to gaze at Godís creation through my window! My spirit is overwhelmed beyond words as I search the ocean, watching the eagles fly past with their morning mission in mind. The sounds of the sea planes taking off, the chirping and whistling of all the busy birds, and the quiet waves hitting the beach bring Godís amazing portrait to life. How can I be calm?

How does one be calm when there is so much to take in, so many blessings? How does one be calm when there is a new day waiting and another opportunity to be Godís vessel that he oozes out of with unspeakable love, ministering to the lost?

Calm? I can not be calm! Today, I choose to be excited.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 627 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Kristen Hester09/22/07
Well, now you've done it. You got me all excited to. Though you deny being calm, your entry is full of calming images: peaceful woods, flying eagles, pure water, the ocean, prayer and Bible reading. Nicely done.
Beth LaBuff 09/26/07
Cute and interesting take on "calm". I like this sentence, (and had to reread it and think about it), "I get another chance to be intentional." I like what you done with the topic. It's very unique.
Kim VanVelzen09/30/07
thanks for your interpetation of calm. i am blessed to have a vivid picture of God's calm in stirring our spirits to excitement for His Purpose and blessing.
Terry R A Eissfeldt 10/03/07
Nicole
You bless me! Yeah! I want to be excited with you. I am excited with you.
Thanks so much for your enthusiasm.