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Write to Worship

“You should write a book about your life,” many people tried to encourage me years ago. Yet, these words made me cringe. Why would someone want to hear my story?

ID: Paige smiling while looking at word “awesomeness” in large font on a TV screen.

From my perspective, my story is nothing. I hadn’t lived my whole life yet. At the time, I hadn’t even gotten a diagnosis. What point is there to tell my story? For many years, I put this idea aside.

Over time, I challenged myself to put myself in other people’s shoes and understand how my story can encourage, inspire, and make a difference in others’ lives. I felt God lay on my heart to write my story and share all He has done for me.

In the early stages of writing my memoir, I wrestled with the pain and emotions that arose. I learned a lot about myself and shared some of my deepest experiences; expressed my hurts and joys. Truth be told, I didn’t like to write about my life. However, when I poured out all the struggles I had endured in my life, I saw God’s hands weave my pain and joy together into one great thread. Writing became one of the ways I worship the Lord. As I write, I am humbled with praise, worship, and gratitude.

Despite the obstacles I face, God is full of wisdom. When I lift my voice to Christ through my writing, I am graced with His wisdom and plan. I am amazed how God can do anything through our worship, even through writing.

Many of us have different ways we worship: music, serving, giving, art, and more. God can use all forms of worship to teach us amazing lessons and reveal His sovereign plan.

I welcome you to share, how do you worship the Lord?

Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1 NIV

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  1. Paige, I loved my sneak preview of your memoir and can’t wait to see it published. Certainly God has a plan to use your story to reveal himself to your readers.

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

  2. Your post reminded me of a time when writing used to be as well a way for me to go to the Lord. It wasn’t through audible or mental words alone that I used to pray, but also through letters in a blank computer page, and I enjoyed filling out papers and pages out with ideas and discoveries from my quiet times with God or from my daily life. But writing, it was always an adventure that made time to fly fast. Some people can sing, others can play an instrument, but there are some people like us who go to the Lord in writing.

    1. Yes, right, amen! Thank you for sharing your thoughts

  3. Hi Paige! I met your mom at the FCWC, and I know you from afar from the last 2 I attended. You are a remarkable woman. Your memoir will encourage others no doubt, because your situation is so unique. God will use that to show others one of the many ways He is glorified, as you are talking about here. He already is.
    I’ve been working freelance branding/ logo design lately, and I enjoy it immensely and that is one of the many ways I’m going to worship God. I love your logo btw, so beautiful. Did you do it? You are a creative soul too from what I recall. Keep writing, I enjoyed your blog post!!

    1. Thank you for sharing your heart!
      Thank you! I didn’t create the logo, but it has my artwork in it.
      I hope our paths will cross at a future conference! Keep up the good work for God’s glory!

  4. You are an inspiration to all who knows you! Thanks for sharing your story!

    1. Thank you for your comment! I appreciate it. 😊

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