Before I ever started a blog I examined the idea and questioned why I desired to do it. I especially deliberated over the idea of writing and letting others read it. I wondered why I loved to state the ramblings of my heart or why I felt so fulfilled each time I filled a journal page. This contemplation led me to scriptures which eventually brought new revelation to my understanding and a freedom I had been seeking.
The first scripture that darted through my mind was . . . “In the beginning was the Word“. Suddenly the noun “Word” grabbed my attention. In the beginning — at the start of everything was the Word. Somehow this seemed important. I then thought about the remainder of the verse which states “the Word was with God and the Word WAS GOD”. God is the Word! Doctrinally I knew this was speaking of Jesus, yet the idea of God’s essence being words intrigued me.
Another thought entered my thinking. “God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image'”. What image? The image of the God who calls Himself “the Word”. Could it be that mankind’s ability to communicate with words is God’s very image imprinted on the inside of him? Was this why I wanted to write? Why I wanted to communicate my heart with written words? Was it because my heart held the imprint of the God Who is the Word?
These musings brought me to another aspect of God. Not only was He The Word, but He was also The Writer! The author of a timeless Book, the Bible, filled with His words, His stories and His Truth! The only book to be considered alive! He was the original author who used words to record His thoughts, His ways and His heart. He desired all mankind to read His book, hear His heart written on the pages and respond back to Him. It would seem He wanted us to fill out the comment section of His blog!
As these concepts fell into place I understood why I wanted to write and why I needed to communicate my thoughts for others to read. It brought freedom to know I was made in His image — stamped on the inside with the image of a writer, a communicator, a story teller.
I was made in the image of the God who is all about words! I can’t help myself! I was designed to write!