Why Do I Write?

Many times I have asked myself this very question. Do I write out of vanity and pride, or is there a deeper purpose? Many think that writing online should be abandoned because at times conflicts arise due to a misunderstanding or just a plain difference of opinion. I must admit that there have been times after certain conflicts that I have considered throwing in the towel. Then I will ask myself the above question.

The first and foremost reason that I write is to proclaim the gospel of Christ to a lost and dying world. Through this medium I am truly able to witness around the world. I have had many visitors from countries where the freedom to spread the gospel is limited. I can’t remember all of the countries, but I do remember that there were several from the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia. Another wonderful thing about writing online is the ability to share the gospel, even when I’m sleeping. While proclaiming the gospel of Christ I also want to shine a light on the many false teachings that are prevalent today. Many people are being taught a gospel that is unidentifiable when compared to the scriptures, and this is a very real concern for me. I’m not a great theologian by any stretch of the imagination, but I want to use the understanding and knowledge the Lord had given me to bring glory to Him.

Another reason I write is to encourage other women. The world today bombards women with false images of who and what they should be. I want to take my little corner of the world to shine a light on being the women that scripture illustrates. I want to encourage women in their roles as keepers of their homes and as wives and mothers. I want to remind them that they are to focus on Christ in all that they do, and our actions should be borne out of a love for Him.

I also write so that my thoughts will be recorded for future generations. None of us are promised tomorrow and it would be presumptuous to assume that I will be around to share my thoughts and experiences with my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I want them to hear about Christ from my words.

I don’t believe I am a great writer by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, commas and I really don’t get along well. My goal with my writing isn’t to gain accolades for my ability, but to constantly shine a light on Christ.

3 thoughts on “Why Do I Write?

  1. I write a blog for pretty much the same purposes and have the same hopes and prayers for it. Mostly I like to use it as an encouragement and hope my readers do find it encouraging.
    I have been encouraged by your blog, Lora, thank you for sharing. I especially find it encouraging to know that I’m not the only one with very “conservative” and “old-fashioned” views and ideas. In the church fellowship we attend there is no-one who is likeminded on many of those kinds of views, so I find my encouragement almost solely from God’s Word, from comments on my blog, and from reading other people’s blogs.
    The Lord bless you – please do keep sharing!

  2. Clara,
    I’m sorry I haven’t gotten back to you on this before now. The last week has been quite hectic. Our church put on a big conference on Family Integrated Church and had Paul Washer as the keynote speaker.

    I have been where you are in that we were the only family in our church with our convictions for many years. It is a hard place to be, but I will encourage you with the knowledge that the Lord will teach you and grow you mightily during this time of feeling as if you are in a desert. I have enjoyed what I have read on your blog, and plan on putting it in my blog-roll. I am very far behind on my work and need to get onto that.

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