Monday, 12 April 2021

Do We Write on Human Hearts?

 Many of us would be familiar with Exodus 31 and 32 where the Bible talks of the Ten Commandments being inscribed on tablets of stone, by the finger of God. Exodus 32:16 tells us that "the tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets". The purpose of the commandments was to bring life as the Israelites were challenged about their obedience to God.


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Who else wants their words, their writing to challenge, inspire and bring life, just as God's words do?

 Who else wants their writing to be an extension of who they are, just as God's words are?

2 Corinthians 3:3 tells us that "...you are a letter from Christ...written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on human hearts". 


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My desire is that my writing and my life draw others to Christ. 

We all have our own unique styles of writing and are interested in varying genres but the one thing we have in common is that we are Christian writers. Whether we write non-fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical, romance etc our writing leaves a permanent record as do our lives. 

1 Corinthians 10:31 tell us to "do all for the glory of God...not to cause anyone to stumble...not to seek our own good but the good of many so that they may be saved". 

May this be our catch cry as we write.  



Janelle Moore lives in Toowoomba with her family and is a member of the infamous Quirky Quills. She is passionate about the Playgroup she leads, aqua aerobics and mosaicking. 

6 comments:

  1. Thank you, Janelle. I love the thought that my writing can be 'written' on human hearts, as God's Spirit empowers.

    And on another level altogether, you have introduced me to a new word--'mozaicking'!

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    1. You are a beautiful channel of God’s love, Jo-Anne, through your writing and your life. Spell check corrected it when I wrote mosaicing but not when I added the k πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Thank you, Janelle. Toowoomba! Our daughter and son-in-law live there and we often visit. We live in Rosewood. My desire is that my life will glorify God and draw others to Him.

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    1. Toowoomba is a beautiful city! There’s a lovely dress shop in Rosewood, Ellie Rays I think, where I’ve found lovely outfits for both of my children’s formals. πŸ˜ƒ If that’s your desire Heather, I’m sure God is using you in that way. πŸ™‚

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  3. That's so true, Janelle. It's good to always remember that we are God's messengers to a hurting world. He uses us in different ways, but each of us can play a part. Thanks for inspiring us with your beautiful words.

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    1. Thanks Nola. Yep we are all different and God uses each of us as we are willing and available. Which I know you certainly are. 😘

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