Friday, February 7, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Write

Five Minute FridayThe blog has been quiet lately... although I did share earlier this week what I've been using as my creative outlet lately. I haven't really joined in Five Minute Friday much this year either. But I'm thinking today might be the day. I've got the urge to write and I'm letting go of the need to have the writing be "just right" with a pretty picture and adding all the links and making it SEO friendly, because I don't need a popular blog, I just need a small community with which to share my heart and give encouragement.  Thanks for sticking with me! :)

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!

Community Conversation: Do you write? Why do you write?


13 comments:

  1. "there is healing in writing, there is learning in writing, there is remembering in writing, and there is encouragement in writing." wow. blown-away-blessed by this today. Love the scripture! Happy Five Minute Friday! Keep at it :)

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    1. It kinda blew me away when it came out of my fingertips! :) thanks for visiting!

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  2. "I have a lot of half used notebooks and journals floating around in my storage." Me too! Haha! But, you're right, blogging is therapy. It's good to write down, and I love all the scriptures you posted! Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by my blog! <3

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this, Julie! You already know how much I love your heart and the way you share yourself in this space, but this was just a perfect opportunity to share what God is doing in you. Thank you. So blessed to walk by your side!

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    1. Oh, Becky thank you for your encouragement... so wishing I could hug your neck at RGTHope!!! still praying for a way!

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  4. You nailed all my reasons for writing, Julie! For me, writing is also worship. Cheering your on from the FMF Party :)

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  5. I am glad you write, you inspire me and encourage me to keep going, those feelings you feel that you write about I feel them too. It is nice to know I am not alone.

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    1. It's so nice to know we are not alone... which is why I love this community so much!

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  6. Sophomoric!! Ha!! I think I write it out for those same reasons and sometimes just because I am not too far off from being a verbal volcano and the computer will always listen to whatever random thoughts I have shuffling in my brain just trying to find a way out. It's better than through my ears. Right now I've got the silliest thing burning in me, but I can not justify subjecting others to it. The thing is, it may be as revolutionary to someone else as it was to me. Guess I know what I'm dong for Monday, huh? (see, this is why I write. Thanks for being that space and spur for me today) Cool pens!

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    1. looking forward to stopping by your blog on Monday... get it out there friend! That's what the burning inside is for :)
      and the pens are nowhere as nice as the ones you sent me. these blot..

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  7. great thoughts! I too was inconsistent with writing in my younger years, I've been more consistent as the years have gone by. I love the Scriptures you posted, and God did that just that for us too, didn't he? He gave us his entire memorial in a book, from the beginning so we could know his story. Popping in from FMF and Better Writer. Have a wonderful day. Christine

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  8. Stopping and starting and half finished journals resonates with me! There is something about sharing our heart with others that brings all those words jumbled up in our heads into an order that makes sense. My writing has become another avenue to share the truth of God's word and Heart to a dying world.
    Thanks of for sharing from your heart! I'm stopping by from FMF and Better Writer as well.
    blessings,
    Gay Idle @ CaptiveHeart

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