Tuesday, September 19th, 2023
This blog is going to start out a little bit different than most. Early in my day I was having a conversation with someone, and Holy Spirit spoke to me highlighting something that would be a good topic for a blog. Immediately a few scriptures came to me, and I was feeling the Holy Spirit groove. In my mind I said, “Yea that’s good, I’ll remember that”, but then I went back to my multitasking marathon (which is probably way less successful than I think it is). About an hour later I found myself in the memory pit searching for what that thing was. Well needless to say, it is a foggy mystery. But something interesting happened in the process. I found myself immediately repenting and apologizing for the gold nugget that Holy Spirit gave me that I squandered. I say that under no condemnation. Instead, it was a feeling of sadness that God had entrusted me with something, and I let the cares of this world choke it out. In the Parable of the Sower in Mark 4, Jesus gives examples of what happens to the word of God when it is sowed in the world. In verse 19 He says this:
19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
This is what happened to me. My to-do list got in the way and became a priority over the revelation from God. In our house, when our kids need to repent for doing something wrong, we ask, “What does it mean when we repent?” They say, “That I am sorry, and I will not do it again.” That was the feeling I had. That I am going to put a better action plan in place, so I don’t mis-handle God’s golden nuggets again. Habakkuk 2:2 says:
2 Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
What if Moses didn’t write the ten commandments…twice? And his writing wasn’t with simple pen and paper. He had to chisel these words into a rock. I mean we have it easy now and we still forget to write things down sometimes. What if Matthew, Mark, Luke and John didn’t write their versions of the gospel? What if David didn’t write down his Psalms? Don’t all of their words help us to run our race?
Are all of us going to write books? Maybe not. But what if your kids and your grandkids find those nuggets someday and it propels them on or back to the path that God has for them? There is something powerful about the written word from the Holy Spirit. It starts as a word spoken directly to our spirit but then somehow that quantum energy that was released when those words were sent out and transcribed continues on as the next person reads it and the next person after them. Isn’t that the truth with the Bible? Time and time again, without fail, that word continues to go forth and opens doors the enemy closed, exposes the darkness and wields authority into the mouths of the sons and daughters of God. God is still speaking today, and His words are just as powerful as they were when the Bible was written. Maybe those words are meant for us only. Maybe God is giving us a revelation that He wants us to declare to our soul everyday before we set our feet on the floor. Maybe He will use a word in more than one way. It will probably be different for every word. That’s just the way our creative and loving Father is.
The other area I want to get better at is writing down my dreams. I typically wake up between 1am and 3am each night. Many times, there was a dream that I was just involved in. I try to quickly type into my phone as much as I can remember. Sometimes I am in such a daze, was confused by the dream or didn’t think it was significant enough to write down, so I don’t. Then later that day I find myself remembering a snippet of it but then unable to remember the rest. Even if 98% of the dream makes no sense, what if God is saying something in that 2% that will give me an added victory in my upcoming day? This is not an attempt to try to be perfect and get frustrated when I fail. This is truly a realization that I want to be better at living in the presence of God no matter the time of day or night. I want to have a heart and mind willing and able to receive and document every word He speaks. I kept hearing the phrase “ready writer”. This shows up in Psalms 45:1 (NKJV and TPT):
1 My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
1 My heart is on fire, boiling over with passion. Bubbling up within me are these beautiful lyrics as a lovely poem to be sung for the King. Like a river bursting its banks, I’m overflowing with words, spilling out into this sacred story.
This scripture is focusing more on our mouth, but I think it’s just as important that we be ready to write as well as to speak what God is showing us. If it came from the mouth of God, it’s just as valuable and profitable as every other word He has ever spoken. They all carry the same breath and life.
God out of His faithfulness gave me this blog as a result of the lesson I learned from not documenting the other blog He tried to give me. I have a feeling He will give me that first blog again sometime down the road. But what if He doesn’t? Perhaps I only had one chance that time? It’s just like if we are not obedient to any request God has of us. It doesn’t mean that someone else will get that assignment, and we are not guaranteed to get that assignment again. Lord, please help us all mature in our ability to hear and obey the first time you speak. Let us not question or insert our own reasoning or plans. We treasure every word written in the Bible and every word that you still speak today. We don’t want to miss or neglect to use a single one of them. Make us your tongue, your vessel and your pen.