Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Orange Wax Anointing

This week is the first anniversary of Joy in the Morning. Starting this blog was the beginning of what God is calling me to do with my life. 

My prayer has been that each post will inspire the readers to walk with the Lord in wisdom, knowledge and understanding. 

My goal was and is to touch as many lives as possible. Thanks to all who have read and supported me through this start up season. I have appreciated all those who have taken the time to let me know the posts had blessed them.

To celebrate, here was my first post (revised…lol)!

Hark! Was this a sign before I go to the Boot Camp Conference? As I talked on the phone with one of my writer buddies, I was also busy cleaning off my desk. You know the multitasking thing. Well, when I moved the lighted ‘Christ candle’ I keep on my desk, the candle fell over and orange wax went all over my hands, my computer, and my tablet of writing ideas. The wax was hot and sticky, but all I could think about was having to clean up another mess.

Then, the Holy Spirit invaded my thoughts to illuminate the situation. I began to see another reason for the mess. Was the wax pouring out the Lord’s way of anointing and sealing me to write for Him? It WAS the Christ candle I burn daily and the wax fell mainly on my hands, my writing ideas and my laptop.

The candle wax was orange. Oh how fitting. Orange is the color associated with passion and fire. Passion and fire are what I had asked the Lord for as I went into the weekend of learning. Do I feel a little overwhelmed at the task ahead? Yes. However, God’s passion inside of me will catapult me towards my goal of writing for Him alone. The fire is what He may need to put under me at times when I get too comfortable with where I am at in the moment.

Attending Writers ADVANCE Boot Camp 2012 was like a coming out of the shadows. I wanted to learn how to use my hands more effectively to war through my writings. I have struggled to see myself as a writer and that God had truly chosen me to be His “scribble.” (Scribe) (Typos are funny and sometimes revealing as well.) Years ago, scribbling is where I began. And now, after the conference has ended, there is a fresh purpose and excitement filling my soul. I am courageously stepping up and calling out, “Yes Lord, send me.”

What is your unfulfilled passion? Is there something you have not stepped out on because you were afraid? Developing a passion may be scary and it will come with a cost. However, God will be there every step of the way as you search out His leadings. Blessings on each of your passionate journeys.

Lord…Thanks for your inspirations. Without Your guidance and anointing my words would be to no avail. Teach me how to war with my hands so that I can touch the lives you intend for me to touch. And Lord…Give me the courage and strength to see the task through. AMEN!


  1. Wow, I know in the back of my head that it has indeed been a year. But..WOW..so many words since...that have touched so many lives. ( A year..already?!!!) Thank You,"MJ" for being so dedicated in prayer, wisdom of words and our friendship. I love you.

  2. Congratulations, Mary Jane! A whole year since you struggled with setting up this blog, and look at you now - helping others set theirs up and meeting your goal to publish every week. I'm so proud of you!

  3. Your awesome! I'm not sure why God has chosen to bless me with a woman like you in my life but I'm glad that He has the grace to do so. I love you and I am so proud to have you as family. God has given you more gifts than one and you have been a gift in my life. I am blessed by every blog I read, never stop.

    1. Thank you. I needed to hear that....sniffle sniffle....I love you so much...Beach or Bust!