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Friday, December 13, 2013

Writing Down What God Tells Me

In review of Habakkuk 2:2 it says, “The LORD gave me this answer: ‘Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance.’”

Bottom Line:
Write what the Lord reveals clearly on tablet, so that others can read, benefit and tell others.

What this means to me:
God will speak to me if I listen correctly. He instructs me to write down clearly what He says so that It can be easily seen and referenced (read at a glance.)  Others can see it and tell even others. Listening correctly means withdrawing to a quiet place, waiting patiently and expectantly, asking God to give me a picture of what he wants to say, and then writing down God’s responses to my questions. In the book of Habakkuk, the Lord commands the author to “write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance.” Habakkuk 2:2 (TEV). That’s how the book of Habakkuk came to be. In chapter one, Habakkuk wrote down what he said to God. And in chapter two, he wrote down what God said back to him. The book of Psalms was done the same way from David’s quiet time. David meditated on the first five books of the Bible, the Torah, and then he wrote down his thoughts. In many of the psalms, he starts out with what he’s feeling and then ends up with what God says. One of the ways that I specifically pray is to actually write my prayers out. In writing them down God can hear my thoughts. Some of my prayers I re-use each day, thus I then read what I had written down. Whether I write or read it, I’m praying. This is all part of my journaling, its the writing down of the lessons I am learning, the mistakes I’ve made and what I learned from them. Personally I use Google Docs to write down what I’m learning and my thoughts on them and next steps. I then publish them in this blog so that I can easily go back and read them / recall specifics about topics. I have actually found that others have found my blog and drawn encouragement from it and possibly tell others. In a way it’s doing what Habakkuk 2.2 references.