by Jean Holland @brideguide77
Why do I write?
God has laid it on my heart to sound the alarm: Get ready for Jesus’ return.
One of my favorite past times is chasing rabbits, not fur bunnies, but rabbit trails laid out in Scripture. The Scriptures are full of reasons to obey His call to write.
“We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NLT).
Y’all, we are in the midst of a spiritual battle. The enemy of our souls hates us with a passion. Satan’s job description is to kill, steal, and destroy. He has had plenty of practice since the Garden of Eden. He is diligent to fulfill his purpose. We must know the weapons of our warfare to battle him effectively. Our textbook is the Bible and our training ground is the world in which we live.
“Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle” (Psalm 144:1 NLT).
When I sit down to write my earnest prayer is, Lord, train my hands to war and my fingers to fight. Send forth Your Word and let there be light, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I am not a typist. I trust auto-correct and spell check to catch my typos. But more importantly as I write, I trust God to be true to His Word. It will not return void. It will accomplish what He sends it out to do. My job is to write the best I can and leave the results to Him. My motivation to continue on is much like Jeremiah’s:
But if I say I’ll never mention the Lord or speak in His name, His word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it! Jeremiah 20:9 NLT
Whatever God has called us to do, may it burn like a fire in our bones so we can’t hold it in.
About the author: Jean Holland has written and taught local and international Bible studies for children, youth, and adults to encourage the Bride of Christ to triumph through turbulent times. She has one book in the hands of a content editor awaiting publication, The Rising Bride: A Wake-up call for Christians Living in the Last Days.
Jean enjoys family camping trips across the USA and Canada in a vintage motor home. Her Beloved blog is devoted to heralding the call of our soon coming King.
Join the conversation: Is God’s calling a fire burning in your bones? What is it?