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.
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
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.
Join me as Lisa Jo is having a contest to win 3 books – link your posts.
Want to join Lisa Jo. Here are the rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.