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“We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!” 1 John 1:3-4 (MSG)

It’s been awhile since I’ve written here (the busyness of the holidays seems to have derailed me a bit) but I plan to post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from now on.  So be sure to check back in then!

My Monday posts will be found in the “Mindful Monday” category and will focus on my response to something meaningful I have read recently.

Today it is a verse is from 1 John 1:3-4 and deals in particular with my motivation for writing this blog.  I love the sentiment of the verse in regards to why I choose to write here.  At the risk of sounding sacrilegious, I too want to experience the joy of seeing others enjoy what I have learned as far a communion and intimacy with God.  And I also hope that others can experience through my writing what I’ve seen and heard about walking a life of faith in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 3:3 and Proverbs 7:3 talks about “writing on the tablet of our heart.”  What does it mean exactly?  Does it mean my writing is an expression of my heart or does it mean my thoughts get transferred from head knowledge to heart knowledge as I write them down as a record for myself and others?  Either way I think this phrase inspires me to write!

Along those same lines, in the e-book On Becoming A Writer: What Every Blogger Needs to Knowauthor Denise J. Hughes says this, To be a writer is to be a person of faith, someone who trusts in the writing process.  The blank page isn’t mocking us.  It’s inviting us.  Like invisible ink, the words are already there.  Hidden.  But they’re not hidden on the page.  They’re hidden inside of us.  And when the timing is right, a light will turn on, revealing each word, one letter at a time.”

This also inspires me to write – to be a person of faith as I trust that the words hidden inside of me will be revealed when I write.  And also to trust this revelation of the words hidden inside me (on the tablet of my heart) will not only allow me to clarify my thoughts and feelings but allow me to bless others in the process.  To hope that what I say will resonate with others in a such a way that they will grow and change and be comforted and inspired.

Jeff Goins says in his book, You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One), “The only person you need to worry about writing for is you.  This is the secret to satisfaction in anything: doing what gives you life and not trying to live up to others’ expectations.  As you do this consistently over time, you may find what I did: You’re not as unique as you thought.  There are a lot more people like you than you realize.”  So if what I write here can give me life and resonate with others that would be perfect!

“We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!” 1 John 1:3-4 (MSG)

Love to Hear Your Thoughts!