Are You a Writer?
“Praise be to the Lord my rock who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Psalms 144:1
David was a warrior. He killed a lion, a bear and a giant. David was a mighty man. However, some of his most impressive acts were not performed by a sword, or sling but by words.
David composed many of the Psalms of praise and adoration to God. He wrote about his victories and his defeats. He wrote about his repentance and his love for God. Moses, who led millions of slaves to freedom, wrote the books of the law. Men like Isaiah, Daniel, and Jeremiah wrote powerful prophesies of the coming Christ. Jesus himself told many parables that Matthew, Mark and John recorded. All of these written words have influenced our world, history, wars, and unions. They influence your life right now.
The power of the written word should never be taken lightly. 1 Corinthians 10:31-33, says, “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble…. for we should not seek our own good, but the good of many.”
Writing is a way of communicating God’s greatness and love. It is also a way of teaching, encouraging, and entertaining. Great works of literature can range from classical, adventure, historical, and fantasy. Author’s such as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, John Bunyan, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Louisa May Alcott are some who have helped forge the way for young adult literature. Who is your favorite?
Here’s a quick survey to find out if you may be the next great writer.
***** Rate yourself by stars, one means definitely not, three means maybe, and five means most definitely.
Do you like to read?
Do you like word puzzles?
Do you like to find meanings to words?
Do you feel better when you write: a poem, journal entry, story?
Do you find yourself making lists?
Do you enjoy making cards for other people?
Do you enjoy reading or making your own cartoons?
Do you like to put silly sentences together?
Do you have a good imagination?
Do you like to visit the library, or bookstore?
Do you enjoy texting or email or facebook?
If you had three or more stars for 2-3 questions, is quite possible that you are a gifted writer. To help get you started in your new career of writing, here are a few ideas.
Keep a daily journal, make a cartoon, book of poems, cards for your family, or a nearby nursing home, write your own play.
Share your ideas with me and have your very own post on my blog. Thanks!!
Here are some helpful links too.