Three Reasons Why Christian Writers Write

Christian writers write

There are many reasons why writers write, but I believe Christians write for different reasons.

I have listed three reasons why I believe Christian writers write:

1) We write because we are called.

Christian writers are called to write. He knew us when we were in our mother’s womb, He formed us and gave us the gifts we have. (Jeremiah 1:5)

It says in Romans 11:29,

“For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”

God knew us and created us to be writers. How wonderful!

2) Christian writers write as an act of service.

God gave us our desire and gift for writing. He planted it in our hearts and souls.

Writing is like tithing; it’s an act of service. He gives us our gift of writing to bless others.

We are His ambassadors on earth and He wants us to use our gifts for Him.

3) We write to glorify Jesus.

Ultimately, as Christians, we are to glorify God in all we do, which means, writing too.

His desire is for us to be His spokesperson or mouthpiece in this generation.

We are to point others to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is a high calling and not one to be taken lightly.

Our words have power, whether we speak or write them.  Our words can either bless or curse.

In Proverbs 18:21, it says,

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

As godly writers, we need to allow the Holy Spirit to help us in choosing our words wisely.

We need His help as writers, we can’t do this work without His unction or guidance.

I know there are more reasons why Christians write besides the three I’ve listed above. Perhaps you can share your reasons in the comment section below?

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  • http://www.rosanncunningham.com/ Rosann Cunningham

    Love this! Agree with all of the reasons you gave, plus one more reason I write is because more often than not, God uses the words that flow from my fingers to screen to minister to ME as well. I tend to write much more passionately about things I’m currently struggling through because I know others out there can relate, but in the process God speaks to me and brings healing and answers as I write.

    • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

      Yes, wonderful comment. I totally agree. There are times I write things in my journal and then I read it back to myself. It ministers to me. I find there is a lot of healing in writing. Thanks for reading and commenting, Rosann, I appreciate it. :)

      • George Silva

        Thanks for the encouragement to write for His glory.Jeremiah 1:5 is very encouraging.

        • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

          It is an honor and a privilege. God bless you. :)

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  • http://www.chrismorriswrites.com/ Chris Morris

    I think you are perfectly describing the primary reasons we ought to write as Christians. A related one for me is to demonstrate to my kids and others what it looks like to be obedient to a call. I have had a call to minister to others on my life for decades, but I haven’t really pursued it in a meaningful way until I started writing. Now, I am demonstrating to my family what it looks like to honor God with my life

    • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

      Amen, Chris. You do it well too. :)

  • http://www.struggletovictory.com/ Kari Scare

    My primary reason for writing goes along with what Rosann said, because it’s the primary way God works through “stuff” in my life. God confronted me with this question one day: “Would you write if no one else read it? Would you write if it was just for you?” I have to keep the answers to those “yes” in order to be able to write. As He works in my spirit in this way, He is taking my writing out to have meaning & impact on others, but it has to always be between me and Him first. I write because I have to, because I need to be obedient, to have peace and to live in freedom.

    • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

      Amen, that is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    • http://www.dankeohane.com/ Dan Keohane

      Very well put and a powerful question. Would I write if no one else read it? Would I write it if it was just for me? Took me a long time to get to that point (and I still struggle with it – as writers we’re always hungry for readers, lol) When we write for Him it should be first and foremost like a prayer – whether the writing itself is ficiton or non… as writers we have the gift of being able to put these prayers out for others if it’s something that will help them in some way. Think of David’s psalms, written prayers he put down between himself and God, but they’ve become words which have lifted His people for thousands of years since.

      • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

        Dan, that was beautifully put, thanks so much for sharing. This is inspiring.

  • Michael Jeshurun

    Very good post. And all the three reasons given above are true. I would like to add one more reason as to why I personally write for The Lord: I write because there is an inner COMPULSION in me to write. I am ‘driven’ to write. As the early Christians said, “For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” [Acts 4:20]

    Yes, sometimes it can get discouraging when there are so few who appreciate that which we write, and we are tempted to ‘throw in the towel’ and conclude – “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak (write) any more in His name!” But is that possible? Oh no! Because – “His Word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I COULD NOT STAY!” (Jer 20:9]

    • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

      Praise God. I can totally relate to this. Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

  • Janet Murphy

    AMEN to this post! And I agree it is an inner compulsion, an inner passion to serve the Bread of Life. I see it as a wonderful mission field and one that we will not see the total impact of until we are gathered together before the King of kings!!

    • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

      Beautifully put and so true. Blessings to you.

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    Scribal Purpose: 10 Reasons Why God Has Called Us To Write
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  • Debra johnson

    I came across this site as I was looking for other Christian writers, and the post stirred something up in me. I write because writing helps me answer the questions I have. It helps me think through problems and answers.But mostly I write because to not write would be as bad as not breathing. I breath therefore I write.

    Then Kari’s question would I write even if no one else read it, would be yes. Writing helps me communicate with My Lord so where there are days I feel alone I can go back and read those entries and see My God is with me always.

    • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

      Amen, that’s beautiful, Debra. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Vickie H

    I write because God requires me to. He gave me the spiritual gift of exhortation. I put my pen on the paper, and I effortlessly write. God works through me to encourage, inspire, motivate; and also to help and heal others.

    • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

      That is awesome. Wonderful!

  • Robert Carter

    “Would I write if no one would ever read it?” I look at writing as a form or worship, a time to be intimate with God. when I am writing He is inspiring me, prompting me to engage Him on a level that sometimes Is deeper than prayer or the words that I might speak otherwise. I feel close to Him when I hear my keyboard chatter with anticipation, each key stroke inviting Him to bless my thoughts and interact with my soul. Writing is a way that I bless others, with words of encouragement and love via, E-mail, text or physical letter. If I was the last person on the planet…you could find me at any coffee shop banging away at my laptop; provided being the last person on the planet there was electricity, or coffee shops…wait who would make my coffee?

    • http://www.ordinaryservant.com/ Pilar Arsenec

      Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  • http://www.jabsfreelance.com/ Julie Anne, Writer for Hire

    I just posted samples of a presentation I wrote about a secular conert. However, my conscience is getting to me. I want to write about music and events that glorify God. Someone please tell me how I can get into this.

    • http://www.CharlesSpecht.com/ Charles Specht

      Hello Julie, and thanks for the comment. If you’re interested in serving as a contributing writer here at GodlyWriters.com, check out the link at the top of the page that says, “Write for Us.”

      God bless!