NaNoWriMo/ blog posting month

My junior year of high school, I participated in NaNoWriMo. Since then I’ve been crazy busy, but I’ve been thinking about it every year.

I wanted to participate this year, but alas, November snuck up on me.

Apparently, today is November first. And I don’t have any kind of novel outline or inspiration. Instead, I thought I would write 2,000 words based off of daily writing prompts. Then I heard of NaBloPoMo. National Blog Posting Month.

In hopes that I’ll actually post something every day (I think I’ve only gone for 4 days straight), I’ve decided to participate in this event, and maybe next year I’ll do NaNoWriMo again. It was so much fun when I was in high school, despite the pretty pathetic novel I wrote. At least I wrote one 🙂

NaBloPoMo offers writing prompts Mon-Fri, so I’ll follow those and post life updates Saturday and Sunday.

Prompt for today:

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Tell us your favourite quotation and why

“One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek Him in His temple.”

Psalm 27:4

I discovered this verse when I was a freshman in college after a particularly stressful/ growing semester. I had learned so much about myself through several different events and friendships, and finally realized I needed to adjust my priorities.

I decided to read through the Psalms, and found this passage. I found that if my priority was not seeking the Lord first of all, then something was in the wrong place. And not just that I needed Him in addition to all my other pursuits, but that my only focus should be Him and His goodness.

Through further study, I’ve learned that doing any action to the best of my abilities is one way to demonstrate seeking the Lord. However, before I ask God for “things,” usually these things are pretty superficial, I should make sure I’m already seeking Him. If I want Him more than anything else, than the other things or issues won’t matter as much.

I have many favorite quotations… but this was the first one that came to mind.