I don’t use many fancy words or take an overly intellectual tone
Reference: With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, (Luke 1:3 NIV)
Explore: If you have read any of my posts you will notice that I write how I talk. I don’t use many fancy words or take an overly intellectual tone. I write as if I were speaking to someone.
This style of writing doesn’t connect with everyone, but I find it translates to most. I read a passage, I tell you what I think and then I ask a question of the reader at the end.
This question is very important to me. It’s my way of communicating to the reader that not everything has been resolved in one blog post. And I’m super keen to hear your take on it.
Application: The gospels are sacred scriptures for us who follow Jesus. They are insightful and powerful and I am blessed every time I read them.
But I believe we all have something to offer in what we write too. Our writings may not be set in scripture, but it can impact those whom we send it to.
Luke was writing a detailed account of his research into Jesus for Theophilus. What is your take on Jesus and who would you like to read it?
It may be as simple as showing God’s love through the Facebook posts you write, an encouraging note to someone who needs it, or even showing integrity and honesty through your work emails. We don’t need to write a gospel every time, but we can declare God’s grace in the every day things we write.
Prayer: Lord, Your Word continues to live in us. May we relay the love we’ve found in You to those we communicate with. Amen.
What will you be writing today and how can you communicate God’s character through it?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.