Do you love to write? Are you always taking notes, recording events or journaling your thoughts? Do you write poetry, songs or other creative styles of writing? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then God may be calling you to prophetic writing.
Now you may be thinking, What is prophetic writing? Is this a new fad in the Christian world? No it is not new, but a concept found in antiquity referred to as scribes. However, a Prophetic scribe will be writing the Rhema word of the Lord. It's actually a pretty simple concept. Just as a Holy Spirit filled believer can pray, dance, sing or draw prophetically, they can also write prophetically. Prophetic writing is different from writing in the natural. It is not planning and writing an essay for a class, which uses the mind and intellect. Nor is it writing a story or novel. Prophetic writing is when the Holy Spirit gives you the words to write and the writing just "flows". God could speak to you personally or he could give you a message for someone else.
Here's how it works. First, you must desire for God to use you that way. You must be open to the idea that God could speak to you through writing. Psalm 45:1 “My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my psalm to a King. My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.”
Next, prepare yourself. Gather your writing materials and find a quiet spot to write so you won't be distracted. Putting on worship music is another option. Then ask God to speak to you. You may also want to pray in your heavenly language. Let Him guide your pen or your fingers (if you are typing). His words will flow out through writing!
If you enjoy writing, then I encourage you to start a journal for prophetic writing and write in it on a regular basis, whether it be daily, weekly, bi weekly or even monthly. Make this part of your devotional time. Let God speak to you through writing. See if you could find any common themes throughout your journal. These may be things God is trying to communicate to you at the time.
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