Sunday, Oct 05, 2008

Power Writing

We’ve heard of power walking and power washing. Now let’s hear about power writing. 

What is power writing? It’s writing with power. But not just any power. Power writing is writing with the power of the Holy Spirit. Another word for this power is anointing.

Just as there is a big difference between logos and rhema, so is there a big difference between writing and power writing. Just as rhema brings the Word to life, so does the anointing bring writing to life.

In and of itself, writing can be good, even great. But power writing alone can transform lives for all eternity, for power writing is infused with the very breath of God. Power writing alone has the ability to bring the reader into the realm of the Holy Spirit.

Here are some keys to make power writing your trademark:

1) See yourself as a pen in the hand of God. We are not self-contained units with our own writing agenda. We are inkwells who need to be continually filled with ink of the Holy Spirit.

2) Make sure your inkwell stays clean. God wants to pour His writing power into clean inkwells. We keep clean by regular self-examination and repentance.

3) Stay poised to write when the Holy Spirit moves. This requires listening for His voice in the midst of all the other voices that clamor for our attention. It may also require putting aside a current writing assignment in order to write what God wants us to write at the moment. 

If you are born again, you are a Power Writer. Now just tap into that power and watch what happens to your writing.

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4 thoughts on “Power Writing

  1. Hi MaryAnn –

    Your analogy is vivid and timely. We can get wrapped up in the mechanics of the craft and forget how dependent we are on Him.

    Unless He breathes the breath of life into our writing, our words will lack His transforming power.

    Susan 🙂

    October 6, 2008 at 9:24 AM

  2. And sometimes Power Writers have to write to push through writer’s block, fatigue, boredom and laziness.

    Fatigue is my biggest battle. Especially when Anna has a bad night of seizures. But I try to keep going.

    October 6, 2008 at 12:47 PM

  3. May we all be Power Writers for Him and in His strength! This was so good I copied it and emailed myself a copy to keep. Thanks, maryann. ps. I got 4 copies of the notice today. Is this happening to anyone else?

    October 6, 2008 at 2:55 PM

  4. Power play
    By Scott Newport

    Not me
    But Him
    Pen to paper
    Letters from above

    “Make a plan.” They say
    “Outline your idea.” They demand
    “Publish your work”
    “It’s what you do.”

    Left out
    My dream
    Their thoughts
    His power

    Still writing

    October 7, 2008 at 6:11 AM