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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Week Four: Hilarey Johnson

Put Yourself Out There

“Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a
clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of
the LORD stood by.” Zechariah 3:5 (NIV)


Part of the creative nature of an artist or writer is the sensitivity.

Unfortunately, sensitive people can bruise easily. Something

bubbles within your soul and you cannot contain it. You release it

from your fingertips, it flows into words. Okay, now what do I do

with it? There is an earnest desire to share it, to share this piece of

your heart. The problem is it would be like exposing yourself naked

for all to view. Who wants to stand bare in front of others awaiting

condemnation? Well, fortunately our Heavenly Father is in the

business of covering our nakedness. After all, when Adam and

Eve discovered their nudity He didn’t send them away in shame,

he covered them.


Zechariah had a vision he recorded in Zechariah 3:1-5.

Israel’s High Priest, Joshua, was standing before the Lord in filthy

rags while Satan condemned him. If you are standing before the

Lord, who cares who the condemner might be? The Lord took

away Joshua’s filthy rags and clothed him in festal robes. Zechariah

suggested they throw in a turban for his head. The Lord did.

Jesus came to earth to cover our sins, mistakes, and

inadequacies. “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him,”

Revelations 19:7 and 8 “And to her was granted that she should

be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the

righteousness of saints.”

Write for the Lord, and put forward your writing. Stand

before Jesus and Jesus only. He will be your covering. If your

writing is rejected with a reason, you can learn to make it better.

It certainly won’t be accepted if you never submit it. If you are

His child, you can rejoice in His covering whether it is accepted

or not.

Hilarey Johnson is a freelance writer and resides in Idaho with
her husband and three children. Hilarey believes that in real life,
romance doesn’t end at the altar, it is just the beginning.

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