Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
My apologies dear friends as to the brevity of this post. Life is complex right now! I really need to work on including pictures on my posts as well.
I have more than respect for those who devote their lives and time to writing. I love them! Appreciation does not quite describe how I feel about those who read my blog posts here and elsewhere. I love my readers! This post is dedicated to those who love the life of words.
Readers of regular posts I offer on a Facebook group constantly encourage me to continue my writing. A couple of years ago this point was brought home to me in an amazing and surprising way. One reader replied to my posts by saying my writing had given her the energy and encouragement “to go on”. She had suffered the death of a grandchild during the previous year and her grief had almost crushed her. Another reader wrote my posts had given her the strength to face another day.
People like these readers caution me that I cannot take the gift of writing for granted. As writers we can actually impact the lives of our readers. That fact is humbling! Humbleness is a mark of a Christian writer. True humbleness is not found within ourselves. It is God's work in us!
Like our tongues our writing has the potential to bless or curse people. Some things I have read on the internet or social media indeed may be a blessing to readers. On the other hand, when we consider such unhealthy practices as “cyber bullying” or gossip, we see the power of writing to curse or permanently damage the lives of readers.
Groups like our beloved InScribe inspire those who love words to share them with the world. We may not be worldly rich or a household name. We however can make the world a better place to be. We can send out our words as missionaries to impact the lives of other people with the Spirit that has changed us. Our words can be a gift to our world of readers!