8 Reasons Why Christian Writers Should Write


The Bible as a place of comfort and learning

Why should Christian writers write? Isn’t the Bible enough?

From the beginning of scripture, people recorded God’s word, experiences of God’s people and their interpretation of certain events.

Today, the Bible is our manual for Christian living.

But the world – its culture and norms – changes every day. This means that God’s word should be interpreted in line with the world we live in and our unique experiences.

That is achieved through preaching or writing.

As Christian writers, there are several reasons why we should write. After a study of Romans, I found these:

Because We Have The Love Of God

 “Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us...

None of these fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing -- nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable -- absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”

A long time ago, God loved us. It didn’t matter that we were no longer like him; he wanted us to see his love and decide for ourselves if we wanted it. So, he sent his Son to die for us and redeem us.

We receive lots of benefits from this love, once we accept it. Not only that, his love is deposited in our heart and it grows.

We are now encased in his atmosphere of love. It’s inside us. It’s all around us. We’re basking in it and loving him too.

Love drives us to write for him when we could have walked other routes to become more acceptable to others.

Love makes us sacrifice jobs, reject offices and some forms of employment to become Christian writers.

Because we’re filled with agape – God’s kind of love, our love for him and our love for others compels us to write.

This is why nothing can drive a wedge between us and him. No ideology, no harassment, no person, no spiritual being, no creature can stop us from writing for him.

Because we have the love of God.

As A Form Of Worship


People lifting up their hands to worship God

 “And God, whom I so love to worship and serve by spreading the good news of his Son—the Message!”
Romans 1:9a MSG

As Christians, we are dedicated to the Almighty God. (I’m assuming that you’ve received Jesus as your Lord and Savior. If you’ve not, become a Christian today)

Once we receive salvation, we become priests. And we worship the Lord in various ways.

While we can worship him by lifting our hands and singing beautiful songs, we also worship him through our service.

In Romans 1:9, Paul said that he loved to worship and serve God by spreading the good news of his Son.

The Greek word translated into worship and serve is latreuo. It means to minister, to render religious service or homage, to worship.

As writers we are ministers.

We tell people how to live in the New Testament dispensation Jesus Christ brought. We spread his message abroad, and tell others about him and the wonderful things he’s done.

By doing this, we worship God through our service.

As Messengers Of God

 “For ‘whoever calls on the name of the Lord [in prayer] will be saved.’ But how will people call on him in whom they have not believed? And how will they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher (messenger)? (13,14-Amp 2015)

And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things! (15-NKJV)’”
Romans 10:13-15

Let’s face it; people aren't going to hear about Jesus if nobody talks about him.

People won't have the opportunity to discover how wonderful he is and how much easier he will make their lives, if there is nothing written about him.

Don't you think there would be a screwed up version of him in everybody’s mind if the Bible and other books were not written? But God put up a system to make sure that didn't happen.

He has given us everything we need to be writers.

Salvation comes from belief and belief comes from hearing the word of God.

People hear the word in their minds as they read our books and articles, or they hear it physically from audio books, video messages and movies.

We bring his word to them. We are God’s messengers sent to preach to everyone. Oh how beautiful we are, because we preach the gospel of peace.

To Fulfill God's Will On Earth

 “And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”
Romans 12:2 NKJV

Let me tell you an important secret.

Being a Christian writer doesn’t only help others. It helps you first. You grow faster when you teach others.

When you write that novel with the message or you write about God, you write from a knowledge base of his word. So, your mind is constantly on him and being renewed.

And by being a Christian writer, your default status is already #NonConformist to the world.

Not only that, you’re proving and living in his perfect will.

First, let’s look at what God’s will is for mankind. Then, we’ll look at the Greek translation of “…that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”.

God has a general will for people living in the world, and a specific will for individuals. Here, I’m going to be dealing with his general will.

Jesus said in Mark 16:15 (NKJV), "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." Amplified says, "...publish openly the good news."

God's will is for everyone to accept his salvation and to live in the full glory of his life. He has given us the great responsibility to help others with this. 

By writing, we're walking in his good and acceptable and perfect will.

The Greek word translated into good is agathos. It means good, useful, honorable and excellent.

Euarestos is the word for acceptable. It means well pleasing and acceptable.

Teleios is the word for perfect. It means perfect, finished, brought to completion and maturity, full grown and of full age.

If we let the Holy Spirit guide us in our career; our writing will be more pleasing to God. It will grow and mature. This helps us walk in his will.

To Preach the Gospel

“Through Him we receive both the generous gift of His life and the urgent task of passing it on to others…”
Romans 1:5a MSG

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.”

We write to preach the gospel to others.

What is the gospel? It is about how God loved us so much that he sent his son Jesus to save us.

Jesus came to the world, died and redeemed us from sin and its effects – poverty, disease, sorrow, depression, etc.

Then he gave us Zoe, the God kind of life. So everyone who accepts him lives in supernatural health, wealth, divine wisdom, joy and victory forever.

We’ve received this glorious life and we’re enjoying life at the top. But we aren't so selfish that we keep it to ourselves.

See – with the life of Christ, everyone can be at the top.

We want to give others the opportunity to do so. We want them to believe with their hearts that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead, and confess salvation with their mouths.

We want them to live the best lives ever. That’s why we write in the Christian niche.

To Spread Faith

 “…(that is, the word of faith which we preach)… So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans10:8b,17 NKJV

“For in the gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed both springing from faith and leading to faith.”

Writing about our life and what God is doing in it gives other Christians the strength to go on. It also makes non-Christians know about this God that we know.

Writing God’s word, his revelations to us and the testimonies we have as a result of doing what he says, produces faith in people. It shows them that God is real.

By reading our writing, people develop the consciousness of who they are in Christ Jesus or who they can be.

To Showcase Grace

 “That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 5:21 KJV

The Greek word translated to grace is charis. It means that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, and loveliness.

Writing about God brings more grace into your life. When you write more about him and grow in his anointing, a special kind of loveliness is transferred from your spirit into your physical life and environment.

Life becomes more pleasurable because you’ve increased in grace.

Such things cannot be hidden. People are going to notice you. And before long they’ll emulate you and enjoy the same grace.

To Guide Christians

 “Personally I am convinced about you, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, amply filled with all [spiritual] knowledge, and competent to admonish and counsel and instruct one another.”
Romans 15:14 Amp 2015

Christian writing increases our knowledge of God. We write by the Spirit and come to the fullness of his knowledge.

Then we teach, we warn, we advise and guide other Christians.

Being a Christian writer is a privilege.

When we do it with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the glory within us shines so bright. The right kind of people are attracted to us. And we dispense God’s goodness and gospel around the world.

Comments

  1. Amen. Couldn't agree more.

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    1. Yes. We need to keep reminding ourselves why we write for God.

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