Genesis 1:26-27 and 2:7 was originally written to describe the process of man’s creation. But does it relate to us as writers as well?
It says, “Then God said, ‘“Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”’So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them… Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”
A couple of things to note:
1) Let “us”- this is the first indication that God does not act alone but chooses to engage in fellowship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit and all together they desire to create something. We need each other! That is why I created this group. I wouldn’t be half the writer I am without those groups I was a part of. God created us for fellowship no only with Him, but with each other. We are not meant to be alone on this journey.
2) I bear His image when I create– 2:7 all of them together take something (dust) and form it into something of value and worth. Are you ready to be used by God when you write? This is not just a hobby or a pastime. With our words, we have the power to transform lives. We have value and worth when we write and we give other value and worth when we write.
3) Our words breathe life into others– In the same way God breathed His life into us, we have the power to breath life into others with our words. As Bernie shared, the words he journals have the power to help him grieve and heal wounds from his past and present. We have the same power to write words that encourage, inspire and heal.
What will your words do to promote the Kingdom of God? Ask God what it is He may be using your words to do in others’ lives.