What motivates you to go to the keyboard or a notebook to capture your thoughts before they are lost? Do you write for you own personal reflection or are you writing something for someone else to read one day? Don’t underestimate the power of your words!
Even before God put his finger to the stone tablets to write the ten commandments, man was making meaningful marks in the form of cuneiforms. Throughout the ages, we have been compelled to harness ideas, history, laws, advice, and stories through the written word. It gives those concepts permanence and power and makes them available for future generations.
God insured that we would benefit from his written word when he told Moses and his prophets to: “Write this down.” Later, his Holy Spirit inspired the apostles to write the gospels and epistles. God’s word of truth and love has benefitted many generations and will do so for years to come as its timeless truths are relevant for our everyday living. What truths have you discovered in your life experience that are important for you to pass down?
I have witnessed power in my own writing. Since my passion is for God’s Word, I write to help people apply scripture to their personal and professional lives. Some years ago, I self-published a strategic planning manual applying biblical principles to business and ministry planning. In delivering workshops using the book as our reference, I noticed a remarkable thing. In class, participants when reiterating a point would often say, “The book says….” The book I had written had more power and credibility than my spoken word! No doubt that even though the author was standing there before them, the power of the Holy Spirit and the biblical principles in the writing most influenced them.
What does your book need to say? What powerful life lessons do you need to share? Yes, even the hard ones as they are most impactful. You are the knowledgeable authority on your own life. Who needs to benefit from your experiences? Children? Grandchildren? Future generations? Write for them!
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Blessings on your day!
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrew 4:12 NIV