Five-Minute Friday – Write

Five-Minute Friday – Write


What makes me want to write? Oh the sheer excitement to see the words come on the white page (or screen). To see what God is going to lead me to say. To help my thoughts grow my faith as I read and write His Word.

I always loved words. I took English as my major in university. But teachers either liked my writing or hated it. It hurt when they didn’t like my words and I took it personally. God has taught me not to do that now.

When I write now I try to write what He is teaching me. Last Friday the prompt was who is my hero – it was so easy – Jesus of course.

As I live, breathe and find joy in each moment writing becomes part of who I am. I love reading devotionals like Oswald Chambers, and Philip Yancey because those words stir my thinking about how I am living. Of course, the Bible is first and foremost where I get my inspiration.

Writing becomes my living and my living reflects in my writing.

I stumble, but He picks me up. I used to worry about what people would think and hesitated to put any words on paper for fear of failure. But Jesus showed me there is no fear because really I am writing for Him. If I trust Him He will give me the words that He wants me to say.

Thoughtless words cut like a sword.
But the tongue of wise people brings healing (Proverbs 12:18, NIRV).

I pray that my words bring LIFE. That’s why I write.


Writing becomes my living and my living reflects in my writing. (tweet this)

I pray that my words bring LIFE. That’s why I write. (tweet this)

Here is one of my favourite worship songs by Hawk Nelson, Words

The chorus:

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to you

Time is up: And I like that about Five Minute Friday – just let my fingers go and then the timer goes off – I am done. No editing, reflecting – just words on the page.

Can’t wait to read the thoughts of others.

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Five-Minute Fridays

Five-Minute Fridays

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1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
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  1. Thank you Jan, Really enjoyed where the Lord directed your thoughts on the word “WRITE”. Prayed that very prayer this week. Trusting that others not only see an example of a Christ filled life but also hear love and understanding flowing freely from my lips. Praying that all of God’s children realize the importance of our words.
    Love this scripture “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight o Lord.”
    Thanks’ Jan Have a blessed week-end.

  2. Dear Janis
    When our writing reflects our Lord Jesus within it will always reflect His glory and His glory alone. You remember how Paul’s letters were also not popular in the NT, but to know Him and to experience the power of His resurrection are worth much more than all the riches of this world.
    Blessings XX

  3. I’m always pleasantly surprised by the places I end up on Five Minute Fridays! Thank you for sharing and I enjoyed the music. Definitely something I will be thinking over as I replay.

  4. Janis, your passion for Jesus never fails to light a fire in me. I absolutely love it, and i feel so close to Jesus when I read your words. I’m so thankful for you and your committment to follow The Lord. It has really spoken to me.

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