Thursday, August 27, 2009

Is God Interested?

Thursdays - Devotions for Writers

He who was seated on the throne said,
"I am making everything new!"
Then he said, "Write this down,
for these words are trustworthy and true."
(Rev. 21:5 NIV)

Have you ever doubted whether God is really invested in your writing?

I mean, after all . . . it’s not like you’re trying to find the cure for AIDS, or save a country from starving. Maybe you just want to have someone read your work and tell you that you’ve made a difference in their life. Just one person. Not a whole country.

I tried a little experiment and plugged in the words “write” and “written” into an online Bible search.

I discovered that in the NIV version of the Bible, the command, the need, or desire to write things down is mentioned 86 times. The word “written” is included 257 times. In the King James version, “write” is mentioned 91 times and the word “written” occurs 291 times.

Now I know and understand that in Biblical times, there wasn’t TV, film, or radio to help relay information. Prior to the technology we have today, the written word was the primary means in keeping records and sharing information.

But God didn’t tell people to travel and just spread His message verbally. Moses wasn’t told to gather the people and just speak the 10 Commandments. God commanded him to write the commandments down. The disciples didn’t just preach to the masses, they wrote letters. We might not have the Bible today if it hadn’t been laid down on parchment.

For those of us who are believers, we know that our names are written in the book of life.

And in the Bible it says of Christ in heaven, “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” (Rev. 19:16 NIV) Surely no one in heaven would need to have that pointed out!

I think God places great importance on writing.

And because of that, I believe He also wants to encourage and bless our work. He wants us to succeed. He wants to provide opportunities for our writing to benefit His children and His kingdom.

Take heart, writer.

God is very interested in you and your writing.

Have a great week.

1 comment:

  1. I love this perspective, Dawn. Whenever I "accidentally" run across a Bible verse that has to do with writing, I underline it. Those passages usually speak to me. But I hadn't thought about it this way. Thanks!



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