Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Warrior Wednesdays: The Power of the Pen

The story of the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt is a powerful demonstration of God's extensive power. It is one of the stories that is taught in every Sunday school class, it has been depicted in movies and reenacted throughout time to tell of the glory and power of God. Thus fulfilling what God said "..that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how I am the Lord." Exodus 10:2. Can you imagine if this story had never been recorded? 

Plagues of blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock dying, boils, hail, locuts, total darkness, and death of all firstborn. With 10 plagues there is no doubt that some of these plagues would have been forgotten or messed up when retold if they had not been written down. I know it can be easy for me to forget something that just happened. The event may have been great at the time, but over time the details become hazy. If this story had never been written it may have been told to a few generations, but would have probably died out. Many of us would have never had the oppurtunity to hear about the greatness that God showed to both the Hebrews and the Egyptians.

Like the author of Exodus, Moses it is important that we write down our spiritual journey and mircales that God has done for us so we may pass it down to future generations.

Below is an excerpt from Rick Warren's book, A Purpose Driven Life explaning the importance of writing down your journey. I challenge you to begin a journal today:

Write down our progress in a journal – The best way to reinforce our progress in fulfilling God’s purpose for our life is to keep a spiritual journal. This is not a diary of events, but a record of the life lessons we don’t want to forget.

Writing helps clarify what God is doing in our life. Our life is a journey, and a journey deserves a journal. I hope you will write about the stages of your spiritual journey in living a purpose-driven life.

Don’t just write down the pleasant things. As David did, let’s record our doubts, fears, and struggles with God. Our greatest lessons come out of pain, and the Bible says God keeps a record of our tears. Whenever problems occur, remember that God uses them to fulfill all 5 purposes in our life: Problems force us to focus on God, draw us closer to others in fellowship, build Christlike character, provide us with a ministry, and give us a testimony. Every problem is purpose-driven.

We owe to it to future generations to preserve the testimony of how God helped us fulfill His purposes on earth. It is a witness that will continue to speak long after we’re in heaven.

Pass on what we know to others – If we want to keep growing, the best way to learn more is to pass on what we have learned. Those who pass along insights get more from God.

Stay Blessed and Continue Warring for Christ!
Warrior Wednesday: Brittney

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