In the book of Exodus we find the account of Joshua leading the Israelites to fight the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-16). While the fighting commenced, Moses stood on a hill holding up his hands. As long as his hands were held high the Israelites were victorious. When the battle ended God issued a command to Moses:
“Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven’.” Exodus 17:14
God wanted to make sure future generations knew what took place on that day. The only way people in years to come would remember it would be if someone wrote it down exactly as events unfolded. This written word could then be passed down and read from generation to generation.
God has placed a story in your soul which needs to be put on paper. Maybe it’s a journal or a memoir. Perhaps it’s a story conveying good Biblical principles in a way others can easily understand. Whatever God is laying on your heart to write, WRITE IT.
Do you have a nagging feeling in your soul or are you experiencing a tugging inside the pit of your stomach to write a particular story, poem, article? There’s a reason for that feeling. God is telling you, just like He commanded Moses, to write it down.
God has a plan for your writing about which you have no clue. It could be a member of your family or a stranger miles away who needs to read your story. Listen to God and obey. Start writing.
Dear God, I feel that You want me to put a certain story down on paper, but it is difficult for me to write. I’m asking, Lord, please help me to get started and then send me encouragement to keep working on it til it’s finished. In addition, I ask for Your guidance as to who You want to read it, whether it will be just for family or if I should pursue publication. I cannot do this on my own. Please be by my side every step of the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.