The past few days I have felt super dry when it comes to writing. I have all these ideas for different blogs I want to write, but I have just felt stuck. When I sit down to write, my connection and source isn't plugged in.
I have to confess to you ladies. My husband decided to get Netflix this past month. How convenient huh? I write a blog a little while ago about using our time wisely for our future and not time wasting and all of a sudden a huge time waster is at my finger tips. I am not one to turn it on and watch a show. I don't desire to watch it. But in the evenings if my husband turns it on, I find my mind tuning in and the rest of my evening is shot.
I read a book last night to my boys, and something written was profound and struck me. The little old lady said, like plants have roots, so do words. Words have roots. I can't help but believe that is true. Especially lately in my life with writing. The bible says in Matthew 15, the words you speak come from your heart. Our heart is the root of our words.
Roots absorb and transport water and minerals from the soil to the rest of the tree. Roots also anchor a portion of the tree above ground. (Healthy Roots and Healthy Trees)
Lately with Netflix fighting for my attention, my roots (heart) has not been nourished like it has needed to be for writing blogs. Same goes with everything else in life. If you are not nourishing your heart with the word of God, then you probably are running dry on fumes and aren't fully nourished.
Maybe you haven't even noticed something is stealing your time. I didn't realize Netflix was, because I never turned it on during the day, or ever for that matter. But I didn't have to, to be consumed by it. My husband turned it on, and before I knew it 11:00pm rolled around. This is a big deal, considering I am usually in bed by 8:30pm. Netflix stole my time to get things done, my time to sleep, and ultimately it stole my heart.
Bare with me, as I start nourishing my heart again. And please forgive me for not plugging into the source and having the truth to speak to you these past few days. I don't claim to be perfect, nor will I ever. But I can point you to the one who is.
What has been fighting for your heart? Is your heart (roots) dry?
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor