I want to thank you guys for all the prayers as I write my book. I’m about two-thirds of the way done. It has become a little more slow going. Especially when I hit the “Blessed are the pure in heart” beatitude. I thought I’d let you guys read how I started this section of the book. Keep up the prayers . . . I’m looking crazy forward to when this book is out of my head and on paper. Thank y’all so much!
Wash and Be Clean
How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be clean?’ — 2 Kings 5:13
Up until this point of the book, I have been really cranking the pages out. I thought I would get up and continue as usual. As it turns out, this time was different. I could not begin to write this chapter. I thought, “No big deal, I’ll just read my next section in the Bible.”
I did just that. I happened to be in the middle of Leviticus at the very parts where all that blood from all those animals makes all that atonement. I didn’t think much of it and went back to write. Once again, I could not write. So I knelt down to pray, “Lord, why can’t I write?” “Adam, you have the world all over you,” was all I heard in my spirit. I thought about it. We had a snowy, lazy weekend. In fact, right now the area that I am from has had this consistent rainy, cloudy dreariness for quite a while now. I have been dutifully reading my Bible, writing, and praying. But, when I’m finished I’ve just been doing worldly things like watching television, movies, and doing a whole lot of sleeping. I’m not saying these things are in and of themselves sinful, I’m just saying they probably are sinful at the amounts that I’ve been doing them. Upon realizing this, I simply washed and asked God to fill my clean vessel.
I really hope that you know what I’m talking about here. It’s like that feeling where you haven’t taken a shower for a few days, you just know you have to take one. My spirit gets like that more often than I’d like to admit and I take the spiritual version of a shower. I think it is important that I write exactly how I do this. This does not mean this is the way that you should do it, but it will give you some guidelines to figure out your own way to go about it.