Archives for January 2012

Jeremiah 30: 1-2

Tara Alemany, Author and Speaker

1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.

Did you know that the word “write” appears 80 times in the Bible? Often, it is written as a command from God to his faithful ones. Starting with Exodus 17:14, when the LORD said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.”

And ending with Revelation 21:5, when He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

We are told to write those things that are worthy of being remembered, especially those things that God has spoken to us.

As Christian writers, how often do we begin our writing time in prayer? Do we dedicate the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts to Him?

I know that I am often guilty of writing down what I am inspired to write with little consideration of where that inspiration comes from. Yet, I know that it comes from the one who is both Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.

God wants us to dwell on those things that are righteous and true, and to record them so that generations to come remember what He has done.

As you are writing, remember whence your inspiration comes. It comes from the Lord. And write in a book all the words He has spoken to you. For it is pleasing to Him when you do.