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Thursday, November 7, 2019

What the Word of God Means to Me As a Writer


Gone is the speed.

There is more thought now.

Better care.

Openness for correction.

Even greater responsibility.

But more zeal, thirst, and love.

And it's all for Jesus.

That's how my life has changed since I became a born-again Christian on 6 September 2019.

As a writer and lecturer, I deal with words.

But why must I exercise greater care with thoughts and words more than ever? 

Because words, written or spoken, have power.

36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Matthew 12:36-37 NIV

A writer with Christ in her heart, must really take more love and care in the choice of thoughts and words.

Words can either be a blessing or a curse:

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

James 3:10 KJV

Ideally, all my words will have come from the Holy Spirit alone, the One Jesus asked His Father to help us:

16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

John 14:16-17 NIV

When you become a true believer and follower of Christ, everything changes.

You change, your life changes, your work changes, your manner changes, you are simply a changed person.

You only profess and reflect all things Jesus in every aspect of your life, work, word, and deed.

You become a true follower of Jesus, believing that He is the Son of God, sent by the Father, and have come to save the world:


14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.


1 John 4:14 NIV

And maybe the verse below applies to those of us who are renewed in spirit, with new work to do:

22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”

Mark 2:22 NIV

(All verses sourced from biblegateway.com)