And then the prompt is: WRITE, so I just gotta.
I was not one of those girls that had a diary from the time I could string words together into sentences, I did not keep a journal all through junior high and high school, and I certainly don't have any written record of my freshman year of college... (now my sophomore year is another story, that's when I met Wes and we wrote letters to each other, so I've got writing, as sophomoric as it may be).
I have some prayer journals and devotional books and gratitude/1000gifts journals, but I've never been consistent. They are always start and stop and start again... and then realize a week later it hasn't been touched. So I have a lot of half used notebooks and journals floating around in my storage.
But blogging turned into writing (although it probably should have been the other way around) and though I'm still not consistent, I have found therapy in writing. Because honestly, the thoughts in my head are a mumbo jumbo of nonsense most days. And I can't make heads or tails of what is in there and what is supposed to come out. But sometimes when I sit down to write, it all sorts itself out in the process. (and other times it still doesn't make a lick of sense) But when I write, I usually feel better for the writing.
When I thought about writing, I thought about the Bible and how God commanded some writing to be done. I thought first of John in Revelation... and then Moses in the Pentateuch... and then I searched for a few more, because I like affirmation and the encouragement to keep writing because there is healing in writing, there is learning in writing, there is remembering in writing, and there is encouragement in writing.
and sharing a few references on writing with you today.
Exodus 17:14 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book,...
Write to remember the great things GOD has done for you.
Deuteronomy 11:20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
Write to remember God's commandments, and do them.
Deuteronomy 31:19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
Write down songs and sing them as a witness for God.
1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
Write to warn, admonish, and instruct.
Revelation 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Write because He is making all things new and because He is true and faithful!