47 “Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great” (Luke 6:47-49, KJV).
The Word of God
What is a writer’s foundation? Some might say it is the word. If that’s the case, then the Christian writer’s foundation is the word of God. Besides being in the words of the Bible itself, the word of God is revealed to an individual through dreams (examples of which are given in the Bible).
Author of Dreams
Some might say the author of our dreams is the Holy Spirit. I agree with this perspective. The Holy Spirit speaks with a tongue of fire and how we should write:
16 “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy” (Acts 2:16-18, KJV).
A Light in the Night
“And they shall prophesy.” I believe that Christian writers are called to actualize these words, with writing flowing straight from the heart of God, a river of spiritual truth inspiring others worldwide. Imagine the Holy Spirit moving your pen across the page, moving the hearts of others to follow God, moving others towards acts of compassion, spreading divine sparks to those in need of hope, those in need of love, and those trapped–by the night.
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