Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Writer’s Voice—Given to Him
By Susan Marlene Kinney

Yahweh Nissi (yah-WEH nis-SEE)

“The Lord is my Banner”

No one has authority over words like our Lord does. Satan doesn’t even come on the radar when you compare him to Yahweh Nissi. Yet whispers of gossip designed to malign character or criticism aimed to tear another down certainly do damage.

Extreme damage.

The power of life and death are in the tongue and I must suggest that is true of the pen also. Skilled writers cause us to visualize and feel the inspiration or the degradation they aimed to reveal to us.

God gives us talent, but not to horde for ourselves. His very nature expresses beauty and encouragement, truth and love to share. How many times have you read a devotion, or even a novel which made you think, ’This is just what I needed today!’ Thankfully, that writer was willing to push through all the requirements and challenges natural to the publishing world.

It may not be easy; there may be new skills to learn, but isn’t it worth taking the time and trouble to achieve publishing your words? There are aching hearts awaiting encouragement or direction they need for overcoming their life’s challenges.

The Song of Solomon 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love.

Banners, flags, plaques, poems in frames, even wedding rings have displayed powerful words pregnant with meaning and inspiration to move individuals or nations forward to accomplish or become. Don’t despise small beginnings. As children we worked on Legos until we built something impressive…let us build our word skills and allow our writer’s voice to flourish as we wait on Him for inspiration that can move a heart…or maybe a nation…

Let’s give our writer’s voice to Him and see what happens!


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