You Should Write To Remember

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the last years, I have come to the belief that everyone should write, or in some form, capture the story.

Not for a book deal, though we will celebrate that if it happens, but to release a future and a hope. It’s a reminder of where you have been and how good God was while you were there, even in the hard times—especially in the hard times.

But it’s also about establishing a promise regarding where we are going. It’s about destiny and legacy, about love, about remembering so we can know breakthrough, and breaking through so our kids can remember.

“Writing is about establishing a promise regarding where we are going. It’s about destiny and legacy, about love, about remembering so we can know breakthrough, and breaking through so our kids can remember.”

(click to tweet)

I once heard a message from a pastor hero of mine, Kris Vallotton, that captured why we should all write…

At the age of eighteen having already been a King for more than half his life, Josiah sent his man, Azaliah, along with a cleanup crew into the temple to tidy the place up. Israel was at this point a pagan nation. They had fallen away from God and for several hundred years, they had served other Gods and the temple had fallen into disarray.

Soon after that Azaliah came to King Josiah with a discovery. “King Josiah, while we were cleaning up we found a book. And it appears to be the book!” (Paraphrase 2 Kings 22-23)

Three hundred and twenty years before King Josiah found the book there was a prophet by the name of Jeroboam. Jeroboam prophesied to the nation of Israel about a coming King who would destroy the evil altars that Israel had set up. This King would radically restore the nation back to God. He even prophesied this King’s name.

“He cried out against the altar by the word of the LORD : “O altar, altar! This is what the LORD says: ‘A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David. On you he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who now make offerings here…”(1 Kings 13:2)

When Josiah’s clean up crew found the book, Josiah gathered his court and had it read aloud in its entirety. Can you imagine what happened in Josiah’s heart when he heard his name mentioned? Can you imagine what kind of impact that had on him?

If you don’t know the story of King Josiah, he went on from this discovery to completely destroy every trace of evil upon the land. He was zealous in his pursuit of the promise he received nearly 400 years earlier. He was intent upon fulfilling what God gave him to do. 2 Kings 23:25 says “Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did—with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength…”

“I write to empower destiny and leave a legacy of love. It’s about becoming and empowering; it’s about chasing down, receiving, and passing on revelation for the generations today and the generations to come.”

(click to tweet)

You know why I write?

I write to capture the story for my kids, and their kids, and their kids’ kids. I want to write them a legacy of the goodness of God. I want to record for them a story about the love of our Father. I want to build them a foundation upon which they can know love and in turn love. I want to write prophetically in the timeless voice of our heavenly Father speaking into their lives: “You have a great destiny, a holy purpose, and greater works shall you do!” I write so they will become sure and radically live and expand our Father’s Kingdom.

I write to empower destiny and leave a legacy of love. It’s about becoming and empowering; it’s about chasing down, receiving, and passing on revelation for the generations today and the generations to come.

Like the apostle and writer John, I am discovering that the world can’t contain the books of His always-good love. But I plan on spending my life trying to write them…

I encourage you to do the same, not for a book deal, though we will all celebrate if that happens, but to empower destiny and expand His Kingdom.

Write on, friends.


Jason Clark
is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

YOU ALSO MIGHT LIKE…

MIKE POPOVICH / PRAYER & QUANTUM PHYSICS

Mike is a brilliant communicator and pastors Freedom Ministries. In this podcast we talk about prayer and oneness with God and Mike teaches us quantum physics! Mike reveals how scripture and quantum physics are not in conflict with each other

And Before the Coffee is Fully Brewed…

I used to try and love God, now I just let Him love me

The Philosophy Professor

I met a philosophy professor the other day. Well, actually I see him a few times a week. He frequents the same coffee shop I do.

Our Little Corner

Vibey, hopeful, and stirring, Our Little Corner EP is six cover songs recorded by Ethan Wilde Clark, and produced and performed by Ethan and Madeleine True Clark under the name Wilde Assembly.

BRIAN SIMMONS / THE PASSION TRANSLATION

“The bible, minus love, equals false teaching, false living, and fosters an anger in the soul of man.” Brian Simmons, author of The Passion Translation, talks about approaching scripture with a love theology, the oppressive impact of hyper literalism, women in ministry, equality, union, Jesus’ humanity inside the Trinity, the finished work of the cross, and the passionate, powerful, transforming love of God.

5Q – THE FIVEFOLD WITH BRANDON KELLY

Derek and Jason dive into the fivefold (APEST) typology of ministry as articulated in Ephesians 4:1-1 with Brandon Kelly, the co-director at 5Qcollective. APEST stands for the Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic, Shepherding, and Teaching intelligence that Jesus gifted to his body.

The guys discussed the fivefold in connection with the nature of God as non-hierarchal and inclusive, laced throughout creation and culture, reconstituted and perfectly exemplified in the life and ministry of Jesus, embedded into the very foundations of the Church, and subsequently expressed through the lives of the countless saints that make it up.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!