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Sharing Your Faith by Writing with Grace

Luke 21:15

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I wish to share a message with you about writing. I know it might seem like an uncommon topic for a devotional, but I assure you that writing, like many other forms of creative expression, has roots reaching deep into our faith.


In the beginning was the Word. John 1:1 reminds us that the Word was with God, and the Word was God. God spoke, and the universe sprang into existence. Words have power, and writing, my dear friends, is an act of creating with words. When we write, we echo the creative power of our Heavenly Father, pouring a part of ourselves into our creations.


Take for a moment to think about the books of the Bible. They were inspired by God and written by men. God used writing as a vehicle to communicate His truths, promises, laws, and the hope of salvation. Writing allowed His words to transcend the limitations of time and space, reaching millions across generations.


Consider, too, the letters of the Apostle Paul. Imprisoned and physically separated from the churches he had built; Paul used the power of writing to continue his ministry. His letters, full of spiritual teachings, helped guide the early Christians and still serve as crucial texts for us even today. This illustrates the impact that writing can have, not just for the writer, but for countless readers who subsequently draw comfort, guidance, and inspiration from the writing.


But, my dear brethren, writing is not just for the apostles, the evangelists, or the preachers. Writing is for all of us. Each of us has a unique testimony, a unique perspective on God’s work in our lives. When you write, you bear witness to the grace, mercy, and love of God. You might not feel confident or eloquent, but remember, God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.


In the book of Exodus, when God instructed Moses to speak to the Pharaoh, Moses was apprehensive about his ability to speak well. But God reassured Moses, saying, "Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say" (Exodus 4:11-12). And when Moses still hesitated, God provided Aaron as a helper to speak for him.


So, my beloved in Christ, as you approach writing, remember—you are not alone. God is with you. He will guide your words if you seek His counsel. Ask for wisdom, for understanding, and for discernment in your writing process. You have the Holy Spirit within you to be a faithful writer and the ability to sincerely move others with your words.


Writing is worship. It is a way of giving thanks for God's blessings and celebrating His wonders. It is a way of crying out to Him in our sorrow and reaching out to others with His love. It is prayer, a conversation with God, as you put your thoughts, prayers, and reflections on paper.


So, I encourage you all, write. Write about your experiences, your questions, your faith, and your doubts. Share your testimony, the story of how you came to know God, and how He has worked in your life. Your words may be the encouragement someone else needs, the answer to someone else's question, or the light that leads another to Christ.


Remember, brethren, in writing, you are merely the instrument. It is God who guides your hand, and it is His message that you share. So, let us approach writing with humility, gratitude, and prayerful hearts, trusting in the Lord to use our words for His glory. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.