One of the most enjoyable blessings the Lord gives me is the times that I can spend on a beach. I prefer the sandy beach of an ocean, with the seagulls swooping down for the potato chips I offer. I want the sun beating down on me and breathe in the salty air. To have a big wave slap me in the back of the head and send me floundering beneath the frothy wave is a delight. It’s as though the wave has knocked the grime from my soul and scooped it out into its depths.
Living in north Georgia I don’t have that opportunity very often so the Lord gave me the largest lake in Georgia as my neighbor. There are many small parks with a sandy beach, picnic tables, and walking paths in the county I live in and I have deemed this one, “my lake and my beach.” God is so good! He knows the desires of our hearts and will fulfill those desires according to His will and good purposes. Psalm 37:4 tells us to “Delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” He has definitely done that for me!
Gathering together my blanket, water bottle, pen, and legal pad I head for my beach. The sun is bright, the day is warm, and the tranquility is just what I need. First I must get a taste of the cool water so I wade out and play around for a short time. My mind is at ease in this beautiful setting and I have no doubt the Lord is with me. When He instructs me to “take your pen” I know we’ll be adding more to the manuscript I’m working on.
The relaxed atmosphere is conducive to writing. Drying off I pick up my pen, pray, and allow it to write. Each book I have penned, parts have been written while sitting on a blanket, the birds chirping , the sun bright overhead, and a breathtaking view of Lake Lanier.
The pen skirts across the paper and I don’t worry about misspelled words, the proper punctuation, or the scriptures I might need until I sit down at my computer to transform what has been written at the beach. As I type the words, editing and additional story line is added. The Lord guides me and it is as though there are two sitting at this keyboard. It is an experience that I cherish for it is added time with my Lord and further proof that I am in Him and He is in me. (John 14:20)
Author Sue Cass – “Dawn’s Light” – “Pursuit” – “Laying Down my Net-A Walk of Faith” – “Sacrifices of a Saint” – “Seek My Face.”
Blessings to you. 🙂