Monday, January 19, 2015

Spring Forth

One of the ways to know you are a writer is you cannot help but write. The seeds of writing are always available and often planted. Some finally spring forth into something final for publication.

The powerful thing about words is they have meaning. They are not just marks on a page or sounds coming out of our mouths. The goal is to see that meaning, that intent, reflected off the understanding of others. One's writing is an expression of oneself with a purpose beyond oneself.

It is in this way that writers reflect their very nature as beings created in the image of God, the God spoke things into existence, who describes things which do not exist as though they did. God Himself is the very Word made flesh. That God!

Of Him the prophet Isaiah wrote, “Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

God is a writer, too! He's been writing or speaking since the beginning. We know many of the things he has declared still have yet to “spring forth,” and we are still looking forward to seeing them unfold. Some of them have been waiting for us.

What things well up within your soul? What are those things that can come forth from you that will change others forever? How do you uniquely reveal more of God's image? How can you point us to Jesus in ways that only you can? We look forward to seeing them spring forth!

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