Worshiping through the Written Word

When life grows stressful one of the most expressive ways I’ve found to express myself is by writing my feelings.

But, you may be saying I’m not a writer!

You don’t have to be a writer to write out your feelings, thoughts or memories.  There are many writings that will never be known beyond God and the writer.

writing can be cathartic

So, what are some examples of writings in the Bible?

  • Luke 1:3 it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order
  • Jeremiah 30:2 “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.
  • Deuteronomy 6:9 “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
  • 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

    Do you write it on your heart?

  • 2 Peter 3:1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder
  • Job 19:24 “That with an iron stylus and lead They were engraved in the rock forever!
  • Habakkuk 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.
  • Proverbs 3:3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
  • Psalm 102:18 This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.

How can you use the written word as a form of worship?

  1. Write Bible verses
  2. Journal your feelings and thoughts

    Journaling is a wonderful form of expression

  3. Read scripture and then write it out in your own words—this is a great way to gain better understanding
  4. Write poetry or songs—based on a thought, theme, feeling or piece of scripture
  5. Make a list of gratitude’s—this helps in learning to be more grateful
  6. Write a letter to God—tell him how you feel, why you hurt, or how much you love him. You can also write a similar letter to yourself or a loved one {but remember some letters we write to others don’t need to be mailed.  Use wisdom, especially if writing about a painful or hurtful experience}
  7. Write a story—whether it is a retelling of a Bible story, your memories or life story, a story to make a point, etc.

Before writing, one of the best lessons I’ve learned is to ask God to guide and direct my words and heart.  I also often spend time in scripture either before or while writing. I hope these are tips that will be of assistance to you.

How do you use the written word as a form of worship?

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