Growing up a simple child, many creations had formed within my mind. I would much rather be playing in my room, designing new worlds, than to be outside with my older siblings. At the age of 9, I found a place where I could use my words to craft other lands. When I wrote, I found my voice within.
Lately, I have been contemplating why I should write. Because if there isn’t any use behind it, then why do it? Why do Christian authors spend hours upon hours typing, then deleting and rewriting words?
Honestly, I don’t know the answer to all those questions. However, I do know the why behind my writing.
- God is a Writer.
He made the choice to preserve history and His law in writing. Not in artwork or in a film, but within a book. In writings inspired by His Spirit. I know that in the Bible times, they couldn’t film or such. However, God, who could save anything in any way that He wished, decided to do so through the human use of written words.
- Jesus calls Himself the Word of God.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1, ESV) For some reason, though I don’t claim to know why, God made the choice to be a word.
- Words have an amazing power to build up or tear down.
“So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life,and set on fire by hell, 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.” (James 3:5-10, ESV) Brothers and Sisters, let us write unto our King and to build up others.
This is why I write; I write to inspire. I write to encourage. I write to inspire others. I write to build others up, and I pray that I write to spread His Word.