Pens of Praise Devotion
February 11, 2012
© Susan Marlene Kinney
I have put My words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand –I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say in Zion,
‘You are my people’ Isaiah 51:16
Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? Job 12:11
Dialogue, words, and communication of any sort are exceedingly important. Wars, parleys, and peace cannot be initiated without powerfully written and or spoken communication. Dialogue has the authority to establish deep understanding concerning boundaries between cultures and nations. Even between man and woman.
As writers we have the responsibility to make our words count. What we communicate must be honest. Flowery words without the foundation of His truth will crumble like dry clay baking in the suns light. Nevertheless, if our words agree with His truth, love, and purpose they will remain firm when ears test our words. Will our readers find our words enticing them to hope, laugh, cry or stretch out their hands toward change? If words are powerfully placed it must be because they have the opportunity, because of their relevance, to be powerfully received. Words motivated and pushed into existence onto the page cannot be empowered with trite, unnecessary words, which eat up white space on the page as a greedy child eats chocolates.
Repetitive, redundant dialogue holds the power to lead the reader off track and directly off our pages toward other more interesting ventures. You have the opportunity to state ideals, which matter and could be foundational for someone hurting to heal, or someone lost to be found. Make the most of the opportunities you possess to present words, which lead and inspire others to seek their purpose. And follow His lead.
While we are at it…
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You oh Lord my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:14
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever Amen Hebrews 13:20 – 21
Write with purpose….Write in His power, covered by the shadow of His hand…