November 17 – Write it Down and Hit Save

320 – Write it Down and Hit Save

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Today was another writing day on the #RoadtoEdD. Lots of searching, writing, and revising. When I was finished for the day, I wrote about the journey and was told to make sure I saved it and saved it in multiple places. Luckily I had already done that. I don’t know how many times I’ve lost something that I wrote or had an idea and didn’t write it down. You know those moments when you are in the shower or just about to fall asleep and BAM, you have a great idea. You tell yourself to write it down, but then you tell yourself you will remember it. Guess, what? Most of the time you forget it.

Now, with a dissertation, I can’t imagine trying to start over if I lost it. I get mad enough when I forget an idea I had right before bed. Now think about the Bible. Think about our history, our faith, the struggles and tribulation of all those 5000 – 2000 years ago. Imagine if it wasn’t written down. If the oral traditions were all that we had. How many things would be lost? How many people wouldn’t be able to read the truth?

Scripture
  • Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you. – Jeremiah 30:2
  • Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.- Jude 3:3
  • Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. – Habakkuk 2:2
Reflection

Most of our worship services involve reading the word. Heck, much of our communication today is reading and responding to what others have written. In both Jeremiah and Habakkuk, the Lord tells the people to write down everything that is said so others can see it or run with it. This is how the word spreads. In Jude, we hear about those listening to false prophets, so he wrote a letter about salvation and what faith is. The Lord chooses this method to ensure not only the person who he is talking to gets the message, but so the herald (all of us) can run with it.

I don’t know when I’m done with my dissertation if anyone will read it let alone run with it. I hope what I’m writing helps people teach better, but that’s to be seen. What I do know is the word of God is truth, and without it, without it being made available to all of us, we would be lost.

Charge

What do you choose to write down? Only your most important thoughts? Everything? Have you thought about writing and sharing your story, just as the Lord shares his story with us? Take a few moments to write down your thoughts on faith. Share them with others. You may be surprised at how people react.

Lord, give me the strength to read and write. To read and understand your word, and write with your voice to share your Word with others. Help me to be strong and dedicated to sharing your word and using the words you want me to.

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