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To Write for God Takes Time – Episode #680

December 14, 2019

To Write for God Takes Time
Episode #680
12/15/2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #678.
Whether God calls you to write, or speak, or serve in any way, you need time to wait on Him. And you may need time away from the bustle of everyday life.

Martha:
Well, I had, perhaps, a bit of an unusual beginning because I began with an experience of God’s love that came through great repentance. And so I love experiencing Him. I really want everybody to truly experience Him and be face to face with Him, so to speak.

But I’ve been through long periods where without experiences. And for me that’s the norm. But the norm has to be by faith. He is here and He is my life. He is the voice of what He wants me to say and it is not me. And, and it’s a matter… It… That’s my opposite to what’s going on. I, I, I had the real so in such reality that when I saw that counterfeit, I knew it was not right.

John:
It didn’t smell right to you.

Martha:
It, it didn’t sound, smell,

John:
Taste!

Martha:
(Laughing) and taste – anything that was real, because I had had the real so long, and so, so lavishly from the Lord. So, I’ve been through some tremendous deserts simply so that I would not want experiences above just His will.

John:
And Him!

Martha:
And Him!

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
So I know what it’s like on both sides, you see.

John:
Right, right.

Martha:
So…

John:
Yeah, because we’re not saying that, that He doesn’t do manifestations. We’re not saying that He…

Martha:
He wants to!

John:
He does want to.

Martha:
He promises if you obey Him and love Him and obey Him, He and the Father will come and live with you and manifest themselves to you. And, and see so that’s been the verse of my lifetime. “Ok, I want You to manifest. So I… And I love you so I will obey You.” I have… I obey so that I can know Him.

John:
Um hmm, um hmm.

Martha:
I live for the will of God because that’s where He is.

John:
Right.

Martha:
But He has graciously caused me to suffer some really dry territory over some long periods, really.

John:
Right.

Martha:
And I appreciate it because I don’t want to be, I don’t want to follow the fools.

John:
Hmm.

Martha:
I didn’t mean to say that but I’ll leave it on the tape. I, I don’t want to, I don’t want to be duped. I want only the real. And I’d rather be destitute and have Him than to be happy-go-lucky…

John:
Yeah, that, I mean…

Martha:
…with fireworks.

John:
…the Israelis were, you know, sitting out in the wilderness and, but they were with Him in the wilderness. That’s a huge difference.

Martha:
And He was manifesting to them through the rocks, by all, all along with way…

John:
Exactly.

Martha:
…the manna. So I guess we’re joining the ranks that want to warn against the fake.

John:
Right.

Martha:
But when you came, John, you weren’t a writer and you weren’t eloquent.

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
And the… The… I don’t even know how you’ve gotten the vocabulary.

John:
I tired to write. I did try to write.

Martha:
And, and you did well.

John:
Well, it was…

Martha:
It, it, it was…

John:
Convoluted!

Martha:
You did some reports on, on your situation…

John:
Right.

Martha:
…of living with us. And they were, they were great. But what the Lord has done is just phenomenal because you have… You astonish me with your vocabulary. It, it… Somehow you pick things up, you understand instinctively the meaning, you apply it correctly. It’s just so all of God.

John:
It totally is.

Martha:
Just so wonderful. I want everybody to be in their place…

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
…in the body of Christ. And, and I’ve told before Zola Levitt said to a group, a large group… I went to a writing seminar and he said, “If you’re not called to write, I beg you, don’t write. We can’t find the books God meant to be written for those that weren’t meant to be written.”

John:
Hmm.

Martha:
So it’s, it’s… And I, I’m going to make a plea, too, because we are… I covet the prayers of people who listen to Christ in us.

John:
Absolutely.

Martha:
We need your prayers. We’re going to be writing intensively. I have the book on the bride to finish and that’s a huge project…

John:
Right.

Martha:
…overwhelming to me every day of my life. And I only… I’m hanging on by faith that I don’t have to write it because it’s too much for me.

John:
Right.

Martha:
It’s too big. And…

John:
It’s too important.

Martha:
And it’s, it’s the day for it…

John:
Absolutely!

Martha:
…it’s the time and the hour. And I cannot describe the warfare that is against me to do this…

John:
Right.

Martha:
…to be available to it. We’re, we’re going to be going on a, a writing trip soon.

John:
I’m trying to set them up. I’m trying to, to set them up like even monthly. I’m, I’m willing to do… We need to get, get where we’re away and can, can write. It… I don’t know what it is about being at the, the…

Martha:
It’s hard to explain why…

John:
It’s, it’s…

Martha:
…it’s so necessary, isn’t it? It’s, it’s… When you’re in a hotel room, you are completely free of your world.

John:
Yes! And it’s not calling on you and…

Martha:
Right.

John:
…and, and nagging you…

Martha:
Pulling at you.

John:
And pulling at you.

Martha:
(Laughing) And, and you’re not… You don’t have to think about it – all that I need to do on my farm. I’ve left the farm so I can’t think about it.

John:
Exactly.

Martha:
There’s no point in thinking about it. And it’s, it’s really crucial for me especially.

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
I don’t know…

John:
For me it is because the, the office is here…

Martha:
In your house.

John:
…in my house and, and so that, that makes it, you know, a little difficult. And then, you know, I’ve, I’ve got… Being the person that makes sure and manages everything, you know, there’s always something; a printer going down, a computer going down…

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
…a, you know, a, a bill needing to be— There’s always something, you know, and then plus writing and putting all the, the podcasts in, in, and the blogs in their format. It takes hours.

Martha:
It takes such, such time.

John:
Because I do the pictures and I have to…

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
There’s another thing I do. I think! I, I’m not like… I listen. When I’m listening to the podcast, I’m hearing what’s being said and I’m looking for the visual. And I see the visual and I go find it and I put it in there. And I…

Martha:
So the pictures are a ministry.

John:
Yeah! I mean, you know…

Martha:
They really are. It’s a visual…

John:
I mean, sometimes the concept is too, too high and all you can do is a silhouette with a man with his arms up. You know, that’s kind of me, too. But, you know, I really try to make those, those images relative to the, the content.

Martha:
Yes, you do and you succeed at it. And you… And I know you search and search and search.

John:
It takes me hours.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
It really does. It takes me hours.

Martha:
And we’re leaving all of it with faithful Jennifer.

John:
Yeah, absolutely.

Martha:
But, you know, she has a grace for it…

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
…that is amazing. She… There are many ways in which she loves that time.

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
And…

John:
I mean she, you know… Obviously she doesn’t like to be, be alone all the time and everything like that. But, you know, I so appreciate her being able to, you know, keep everything going.

Martha:
With, joyfully and with grace! And… But I do ask for prayer for her…

John:
Sure.

Martha:
…because she is crucial to what we’re doing. She’s working on your manuscript now. She’s a splendid editor.

John:
She is a great editor.

Martha:
Just splendid.

John:
Yep.

Martha:
A dream.

John:
Um hmm. So she’s working on the, The Great Exchange and so we will see what God does with that.

Martha:
Yeah. Oh, in two times when I have asked for prayer, I have had phenomenal answers. One, one time I think forty-five people prayed and fasted…

John:
Wow!

Martha:
…and that’s when I had the experience of the Lamb.

John:
Yeah, that was amazing!

Martha:
I want that being put into a book…

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
too. That, that recognizing the Lamb in who He is and what He means. I want, I want it in a book so badly.

John:
Me too.

To Write for God Takes Time – Episode #680 – Shulamite Podcast

Whether God calls you to write, or speak, or serve in any way, you need time to wait on Him. And sometimes, you need time away from the bustle of everyday life. God will provide everything you need to obey His will for your life. All you have to do is receive.

4 comments

  1. Celia says:

    Praying for you guys. Can’t wait for the new books!

    1. Truly I can’t wait to get them in your hands. Bless you Celia!

  2. LeAnn says:

    “I don’t want to be duped. I want only the real. And I’d rather be destitute and have Him than to be happy-go-lucky…”

    Oh, yes! As usual, dearest Martha, you have put into words what I cannot. Thank you! Praying for His will in us

    1. Bless you LeAnn! Love you!

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