Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Power of Word

Thursdays - Devotions for Writers

“The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)

Words—along with paper and pen, or laptop—are vital to a writer.

We switch words back and forth in attempts to bring clearer understanding and make our sentences more interesting. We search for stronger verbs in order to create vivid images for the reader.

Writers know and understand the power of words.

Words can build up, and they can tear down. Words can move readers to tears, touch hearts, and help heal wounds. Words can bring a smile –even laughter. Words can changes lives.

But no matter how many awards won, or accolades received, our words can’t compare to what can be accomplished through God’s word.

“He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.” (Psalm 147:18 NIV)

At some point, our words will fade away if they aren’t grounded—if we aren’t grounded—in God’s word. Only what comes from Him will have lasting effect.

I encourage you to seek God in your writing. Spend time in His word and ask Him to show you what He desires you to put to paper. And then open up yourself and let Him lead.

God will give you the words.

And powerful words they’ll be . . .

Have a great week!
Dawn

2 comments:

  1. Great devotional, Dawn! The other night at prayer at church, God directed me to make a list of the Scriptures that He's specifically connected to my life. That list was still growing this morning. Love His Word. Great reminder!

    Annette

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  2. Thanks, Annette! :)

    It's been interesting - and encouraging - for me to specifically apply scripture to my writing life. Something I should have done long time ago!

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