WRITE IT IN A BOOK
TUESDAY 04 JANUARY 2022
If you prepare to execute your goals, plans and purpose, first by presenting it before God in the secret place of prayer, the Lord will always speak to you as you enjoy His presence and go deeper in intimacy. In your sincere and heartfelt fellowship with God, you'll surely gain divine wisdom, insight, and direction. Whatever He shows or directs you to do, be confident to write it down because He wants or guides you to do so by the Holy Spirit. How do I know this? Let's consider one or two Biblical figures God spoke directly to, in relation to writing His words and instructions.
Reference: Jeremiah 30:2 Brenton Septuagint Translation (BST) "Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write all the words which I have spoken to thee in a book."
God told Jeremiah to write the words or message He's given him in a book. Why? So that Jeremiah would never forget them. Did you know that if you tell people not to forget something, they are more likely to forget than they would be if you say "be sure to write it down"? This is something we must all keep in mind in our dealings and communications with God, other people we regard their words as important, and even with ourselves during our Word-meditation and private cogitation.
Job 19:23-24 reads, 'Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll, that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead, or engraved in rock forever!"' Job craved for his words to be written because he attached great importance to them. Since he longed for it to be written, God honoured his desire, which is the reason we can read them in the book of Job. Beloved, we can despise inspiring messages, instructive wisdom, edifying and exceptional knowledge which God can reveal to us in a place of prayer or in a gathered assembly, thereby regretting it later, just because we ignored the importance of recording them in writing. Another instance is when the Lord told Isaiah what would take place and gave him a warning, and then reminded him to write it down. Isaiah 8:1 (NIV) says, 'The Lord said to me, "Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz."'
Even though we are becoming increasingly reliant on electronic gadgets and recordings, keeping a notebook or pad ready for significant and important jotting or brief notes should not be discouraged. God believes in keeping records. In fact the Bible says, "Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honoured his name" (Malachi 3:16). What did God do with the book? He kept it for the day He would act on their behalf to show them mercy as His treasured possession. For us, this shows us that every written note serves a purpose, especially in the sense that it helps us to practically apply God's Word in real life's situations.
It's not in vain that you jot down notes or keep record of God's Word, teachings, bible study, divine instructions, spiritual inspirations, prophetic utterances or rhema words. It stirs up our minds and inward being later by way of reminder. You'll not always remember everything God says in a Christian meeting or gathering, but paying attention and penning important key points down help to preserve quality knowledge and to effectively retrieve them when required. Don't be careless about important information regarding spiritual principles and realities because you may not only lose them in terms of wasted times but also lose them as valuable assets. This is why the literal recording of memorable utterances on a durable notebook or tablet matters - at least, for later reference. So it is important to invest them in a well-kept notepad or tablet that can facilitate the "retrieving" of paramount information later because it helps to make relevant details easily accessible.
As you pay attention to God's voice concerning your life and purpose, do well to write them down. However the most important thing is to act on His voice, as we receive clear direction from Him. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Habakkuk 2:2; Luke 1:3; 2 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:19.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I thank you for the words which you speak to me in the secret place of prayer and in the open, containing remarkable confessions that spur the progress of my faith. As I do well to pen them on paper or devise, I render their wordings more legible and lasting. Your precious words in my hearing are special, treasured and cherished. Therefore, I preserve them as divine records, for my accurate decision making, glorious confessions, and for actioning the instructions therein. They are retained as a memorial of your revealed wisdom and shared intimacy with me and I take pleasure in acting on the dictates of your voice in Jesus' Name, Amen.