Long ago, the God of the Universe came to the earth in the flesh. He came not only as the perfect representation of the Father, but as the Word — the living, breathing and active Word. In His Word is light and life. In His Word is truth and love. In His Word is hope and healing.
Just as the Written Word of God encourages our hearts along our sojourn on this earth, the words we write to one another have the power to bring about the same effect — light, life, truth, love, hope and healing
I am thankful for the opportunity to use my giftings as a writer and encourager to touch the hearts of many. But I want to do better. It is a goal of mine to make more of an effort to encourage those I love through written words. One thing I have done is subscribed to DaySpring’s Heart Connection Card Club. I receive a pack of 10 cards each month, for varying occasions. I made a neat little box to put them in. I am making an effort to bless others with written words of encouragement, from some beautiful DaySpring writers, intermixed with my own words. I want to provide a “word in due season”, one that will bless another when they need it the most, words that say “you are being thought of”, “prayed for”, “missed”.
Here is the little card box I made. Isn’t it cute?
Over the last several months I have been participating in a little writing encouragement through the #fmfpartysnailmail. I have to say that during the first two rounds, I sent just one or two letters. I should have sent more. But sometimes life presents twists and turns that are often hard to navigate. I shut down. It was hard for me to encourage others, and for that I am sorry. But, encouragement came to me through written words, words that are forever etched on my heart, words that I keep in a box to go back to and read when I need to be reminded that I am loved and that my story matters.
There were days when the written words came just when I needed them the most. Through the words of others, I was reminded of God’s love and care for me. I knew that God was looking out for me and that I mattered to Him, because He laid it on someone’s heart to share a note of encouragement. [Tweet “A written word in due season is like a kiss from heaven etched on my heart.”]
Do you have a story of how the written word has impacted your life?
Come link up with Kaitlyn as we share the power of written words.