The Father’s Love…

The Father’s Love…

The Father loves to see us becoming what we were created to be. But as with all gifts and talents, we can write for the Kingdom and draw in hundreds of thousands of souls or we can write for the Kingdom and be filled with the praises and affirmations of our readers or we can write for the Kingdom and become a number one bestseller reaching worldwide but if we do not have love, why write at all?

Just as writing for the Kingdom requires surrender, bravery, to know you are called and to let yourself be led – it most importantly requires love. If the words you write are not filled with the Father’s love they are not Kingdom words, they are just words.

As Paul wrote in his famous passage about spiritual gifts:

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing”

1 Corinthians 13: 1-3 NIV.

We can have everything yet without love it is nothing. Everything we write, speak or do this side of heaven is always incomplete. We do not see it all, we see only in part and much of the journey is often a mystery to us.

As Paul continues in Corinthians:

“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!”

1 Corinthians 13:12 The MSG.

Some parts of our stories do not make any sense to our understanding. There are parts that seem incomplete, disconnected or non-chronological yet it is only because we see in part. Just as it takes bravery to walk on the water or surrender to the wind of the Holy Spirit, it also takes humility to open our hearts to the Father’s love and let that be the voice behind each word we write.

Many of us may have that dream to one day have your name written on the front of a book on a shelf somewhere. Many of us have seen how authors like Jane Austen or Charles Dickens or Shakespeare’s names are still known and loved hundreds of years later. Many of us who write share the dream to leave something behind with our words.

The Father’s love is the legacy. His words of love will leave an imprint of Him all over your writing. To those who will read the words it will be like being wrapped in an embrace from the Father.

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