The Writer

Attention fellow bloggers! Have you ever been caught in the creative flow, hunched over your keyboard, and the thoughts and ideas and have just flowed effortlessly from your mind and onto the screen via your frenetic fingers?

This has been happening me more and more lately. To the extent where it has felt like an out of body experience where I have been looking down at myself typing. I am writing but they are not my words. I am merely the conduit.

I experienced something similar when I was praying the other evening. Normally it feels like a one way conversation but on this occasion the following words seared across my mind like a streak of lightning – ‘You need to reposition your life.’ I was praying but they were not my words. It doesn’t happen me very often but I truly believe it was God speaking to me. They were his words. I was merely  the conduit.

I have been mulling over the above all week. I have been blogging for around six weeks now and have been so encouraged by the positive feedback I have received. I want to write and I want God to use me to speak to others via this medium. I have been excited but impatient. I want him to floor the accelerator, to take me to the next level. To unravel his plan for me, reveal his vision for my life.

As I was walking to work this morning I decided to take a shortcut through a shopping centre (mall). Playing over the tannoy was an Ellie Goulding song, one of my favourite female musicians. The song was ‘The Writer’ and these were the lyrics:

You change your position and you are changing me….But I’ve got a plan. Why don’t you be the artist, and make me out of clay? Why don’t you be the writer and decide the words I say.’

The words hit me like a hammer and two passages of Scripture immediately flooded into my mind.

Psalm 45:1 – ‘My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skilful writer.’

Isaiah 64:8 – ‘Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.’

I have an awful memory but Fionnuala reminded me this evening that some years ago a very wise and loving Christian lady gave me a prophetic word that one day I would write and interpret the Bible in a new way for people. I want to start doing that via this blog.

Use me Lord. Like a potter uses clay and a writer uses the written word. I am a lump of clay. Mould and shape me to obey your will. I am a blank page. Fill me with words and stories which glorify your name. 

Reposition my life to stride along your path and not my own. Lead me to the light. Lead me beyond these earthly shackles. Lead me to the next dimension.

Does God speak to you through music?

Have you ever felt like someone else was writing for you?

When did you last receive a prophetic word?

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 15 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

12 thoughts on “The Writer

  1. Since my depression music is my biggest way to spend time with the Lord because reading is just so laborious for me and definitely he speaks to me through Music though recently I have received actual words through prayer and his voice of course but a thought that could only come from him. I wish you good luck With your writing.

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  2. God speaks to me SO much through music! My favorite band is Rend Collective and I love how they incorporate so much Scripture into their songs. God even uses secular songs to speak to me sometimes.

    I’ve had my blog for a year now, with the goal of raising awareness about chronic illnesses that I (and many others) suffer from. I’m an ok writer, but some of my posts have gone sort of viral to the point that I know what people are reading is what God put on the screen, not me.

    As far as a prophetic word, that was definitely February. Here’s a brief post explaining it, although it doesn’t really do it justice:

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  3. I have been there for sure, both with writing and with sharing my faith. I remember one time particularly that Scripture I didn’t even know I had tucked away poured out in answer to a friend’s questions. It was pretty amazing. It’s happened many times with writing. My current prayer is for direction on how and where to write for Him. I’m on the crux of changes coming up soon in our family life and I’ll likely need to start pulling an income for the first time in many years. My prayer is that God will show me what He wants me to do, and if it’s write, that He gets the glory and provides the time.

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  4. I so relate to this!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! God uses so many parts of us and He will speak to us. There have been moments, I’ve written pieces, and I stare at the screen asking myself, “Did I write that?”

    And I don’t think it was me. I think God just held my hand while He spoke. : )

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  5. I enjoyed this post! I know how you feel when you said someone else is writing for you. God definitely speaks to me through music! And whenever I have a question about my life, I can feel His answer. That is always a great feeling! 😊


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