Do you not know? Have you not heard? That our Everlasting God is also a writer? He wrote the Ten Commandments on the tablets (Exodus 32:16). H instructed the Israelites (Deuteronomy 6:9) to write His commands, decrees and laws on the doorframes of their houses and their gates. He directed Jeremiah to write in a book all the words He had spoken to Him (Jeremiah 30:2). Our God wrote, writes and will write. He wrote on the wall during Daniel’s time (Daniel 5:5). He wrote on the ground when bigots accused a woman of adultery (John 8:8).
The greatest of His generals were writers. Moses was a writer. David was a writer. Jeremiah was a writer. And many more.
Therefore writing was an idea of God. It was His mind. God knows how radically peoples’ lives can be influenced and changed through writing.
“Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
Deuteronomy 6:9 (NIV).
It is a fact that has ignited in me a sense of cautiousness. I endeavour to be alive to it, lest my writings inspire negativism and despondency. I am not saying I have apprehended. But one thing I do, like Paul, is forgetting that which is behind and reaching forth to that which is ahead. It means that I am continually striving to raise the bar. Improving my vigilance in this area is paramount. I am always open to corrections too.
“As a Christian blogger, accept the fact that you are fallible.”
Writing is not a place where you hang someone out to dry. Thus we need to have our hearts in the right places: Hitch our wagon to a star and then drive something home. We are answerable to God for everything we write. He should be the author and the finisher of our authorship. Our readers deserve the best, and their contributions are invaluable. We do this and all that jazz.