Actually Finishing Something [in] July Challenge (1)

1) What is your writing goal? My goal is to finish writing my commentary on the whole Bible by July 31. Currently I have 46 chapters remaining.

2) Give us a short synopsis of your project. What makes it unique? Judge the uniqueness of the project for yourself. 🙂 I am not currently writing a story but a commentary – on the whole Bible, nonetheless. I love Scripture, and I love writing – and this project combines both of them. 🙂

3) How long have you been working on this project? I have been working on this project since March 2011.

4)  How often do you intend to write in order to reach your goal by August 1st? I intend to write 6 days a week and complete at least 3 chapters per day.

5) Introduce us to three of your favorite characters in this project. 🙂

Yahweh (God, Elohim, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Comforter, Holy Ghost, Spirit). He permeates the entire story from Genesis to Revelation and beyond in all directions. One of the best ways to meet Him and get to know Him is through reading His Word for yourself. I especially like John 14-17.

These are two favorite characters from the section I am currently working on:

Haggai was a covenant messenger who was a prophet to the governor while the Jews were returning to Jerusalem from their captivity in Babylon. He speaks pointedly and precisely and yet encouragingly. Turn to Yahweh! Seek Him with all your heart!

Ezra was a priest who was a direct descendant of Aaron the Chief Priest. He was a “ready scribe in the law of Moses.” (“Scribe” can indicate a “writer.”) He made the law his study. He immersed himself in the law of Yahweh. He also taught statutes and judgments in Israel.That is Ezra’s secret. In a nation where many of the people were throwing out the law of God and doing what they felt like doing (and therefore receiving the covenant curse), Ezra devoted his life to becoming wise, skillful, and quick in the law. Yahweh’s hand was upon Ezra to lead an entire nation to freedom and repentance!

6)  Go to page 16 (or 6, 26, or 66!) of your writing project. Share your favorite line or snippet on the page. [This is from page 16 of my current section. The subject is Ezekiel 3:1-2: “Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.]

Because Ezekiel took the lamentations, mourning, and woe of Israel into himself – and because the writing was the writing of God and the gift from God – heaven and earth were joined in Ezekiel. Ezekiel was indeed the covenant mediator between the people and God and God and the people. Because Ezekiel was identifying with both the people and God, he was able to effectively meditate.

Ezekiel could not even eat in his own strength; God had to do so for him. It is God who enables us to even eat. This is how we can do all to the glory of God – even if it is eating or drinking. He eats and drinks in and through us. He causes us to eat and drink. We simply open up and receive what He does in our lives.

7) Tea or coffee? Tea. Peppermint.

To join “Actually Finishing Something [in] July,” visit Whisperings of My Pen.

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