Why do I write?

Revelation 1:19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.

I started small! It was when Facebook just started and I had a lot on my heart.  I would get a daily devotional each day and usually I would use a scripture from that devotional.  I would share the scripture and then write how it was speaking to me that day.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

It started out as a few sentences from the heart and then progressed into more lengthy insights.   I wrote because that was my time with God.  My time to dwell on what He was saying to me and make it pertinent in my life.   I also found that it touched the lives of some of my friends who would take a moment to read what I had written.  I did that almost every day for several years.  Then it was suggested to me to start a blog. That was a compliment to think that what I had to say may be pertinent in the lives of others but also it was a scary thought.  My personal FB page was one thing, surely my friends would be kind but to put my self out there to the world was a whole other ball game. But I did it.  That’s been a little over 2 years ago and I’ve remained steady in my writing.  I will say though that I’ve had times when I would question, “Why do I write?”.

Romans 15:4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

And I keep coming back to the same reason………. it’s my time for God to speak to me.  But now, I have the added motivation that God through me will also speak to you.  The bible is full of letters that were written to others all for varied reasons.  Some were to encourage, to warn, to rebuke, to teach,  sharing trials and rejoices.  Paul was one of many writers of these letters and was a great verbal warrior for Christ.  Can I be a verbal warrior for Christ?  Can I share my experiences, encourage, warn, sometimes maybe rebuke, teach and rejoice with you?  I hope I can!  I absolutely am not a scholar of all things bible.  I do not claim that!  But I am a scholar on how the God breathed scripture has changed my life.  How when I’ve been hopeless, he has brought me hope.   When I’ve been anguished, he has brought me peace.  When I’ve been in pain, he has brought me healing.  When I’ve not known which way to turn, he has brought me direction.  So although I may not have all the answers you want concerning the bible, God and Jesus,  I can assuredly tell you that He is My Savior and Friend and He is Yours Too.

So, if you’re trying to find a way to connect with Him.  Write!  Read!  Write!  Let Him talk with you through His words.  Then share them with someone!

Lord, I pray that I will continue to hear you speak to me.  I pray that you will guide me through your words that are written and help me understand the meaning of those words .  Make me brave enough to share them so that others may have the same hope, peace,healing and direction as you have given me. Amen!

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