The Power of Writ­ing

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Proverbs 16 vs 24

“Pleas­ant words are like a hon­ey­comb, Sweet­ness to the soul and health to the bones”

When you read what other peo­ple write, if writ­ten in a man­ner that speaks to you, you tend to get in­spired, you tend to be moved and with this comes a rev­e­la­tion which can be life chang­ing.

So much has been writ­ten, and the mis­take that we of­ten make is to live in a world where we are sur­rounded by so much knowl­edge yet we fail to con­sume it. The In­ter­net has broad­ened our abil­ity to ac­cess in­for­ma­tion and ev­ery­thing is now avail­able to us at the press of a but­ton.

Have you ever won­dered how the peo­ple who wrote the Bi­ble man­aged that amaz­ing feat? It was all through di­vine in­spi­ra­tion; words flowed from the mouth of their pens and they coined and weaved such an amaz­ing work that through Him, it has stood the test of time.

His­tory plays a piv­otal role in teach­ing about the past and warn­ing about the fu­ture. Through the abil­ity to read what is writ­ten by oth­ers we have been able to piece to­gether a past that has ul­ti­mately shaped our to­day.

Has it ever crossed your mind that your life story is im­por­tant and if told, it can in­spire oth­ers? We all have a tes­ti­mony to share and it doesn’t mat­ter whether you are able to write or not. God has done amaz­ing things at dif­fer­ent stages in our lives. Doc­u­ment­ing th­ese mir­a­cles or pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ences will serve as a re­minder to us of His abil­i­ties and faith­ful­ness. That way, we can draw strength from them when we are fac­ing prob­lems and our faith will be re­newed.

To­day I want to en­cour­age you to be­gin to write about th­ese ex­pe­ri­ences, events, peo­ple and sit­u­a­tions that have shaped your life. The things you write to­day will not only stand as tes­ti­mony of an amaz­ing life filled with mir­a­cles that are of­ten for­got­ten, but serve as amaz­ing tes­ta­ment to oth­ers for gen­er­a­tions to come.

Tech­nol­ogy has be­come so ad­vanced that to those that can­not write, op­tions like voice notes have been made avail­able for them to doc­u­ment their sto­ries. You may be sur­prised at the im­pact your abil­ity to share will have on the lives of oth­ers as they see God in ac­tion in your life. Faith is some­times strength­ened when the sto­ries we re­late to are about peo­ple we know and are real to us.

Make writ­ing a part of your day to day ac­tiv­ity, let your faith be shared to many, let your tes­ti­mony speak through your words. We all have sto­ries to tell, we all have things the Lord has done for us that we just want to shout out in joy and tell the world.

It starts with those few words you be­gin to put down. In as much as His writ­ten word has spo­ken to you, changed your life and con­tin­ues to speak to you, you too have an obli­ga­tion to speak to oth­ers and tell of His amaz­ing love in the midst of it all.

Happy writ­ing!

Be blessed

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