Over the course of the past five years I experienced a shift in my thinking in terms of what I thought I knew about salvation. I knew that my belief in Jesus Christ’s blood sacrifice saved me from the penalty of sin, which is eternal death in hell, but I was always taught at church from the time I was a little girl that you could lose your salvation because of sin. For days, months, and years of my life I was always on sin patrol and constantly asking God for forgiveness of anything I said or did because I never knew when it would be my time to die and I wanted to be sure I would go where He is. Looking back I can see how this was not the way to live in the freedoms that God made available to those that believe, but that is not the understanding that I had up to 2010.
As a writer and author I experience many days where I have difficulty in putting the thoughts in my head into words on my blog or current writing projects. When this happens, I become discouraged, defeated in my mind, and paralyzed in my body about whether or not I am the right person to write on the topic at hand. Weeks at a time can go by, and I am unable to produce anything on paper or on my computer. I summed it up as the famous phrase "writer's block", which is a writer's inability to think of what to write or how to express his or her thoughts into words. However, I discovered last week that my problem was not writer's block.