"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8
Yesterday I blogged about the power and influence words can have - both spoken and written. I have been continuing to think about this. I read the verse from Philippians 4:8 this morning, when I was working through a Bible study on Peace.
As I continue to pray and seek God's will about what He wants me to write, I am reminded of the importance of this verse. I desire for the things I write to stir people, to have a closer relationship with the Lord. I pray that my words will help to encourage them to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.
I have read many books through the years. Of course the one that has the ability to challenge, convict, encourage, inspire me every time I read it, is The Holy Bible. Some books I have read were just good stories, or had some useful information. There are a few that have stood out as impacting my life, because of having read them. I was changed in my relationship with Christ through reading the written word.
That is the challenge and desire that I hope to do through my written words - to stir someone into a closer walk with the Lord. To encourage people to think about things they hadn't considered before. To me, that is what marks the difference between a good writer and a great writer. I desire to be a great writer....not because of me, but because of the Lord speaking through me.