Write the Vision ~ Wednesday

When one thinks of Moses we all remember the leader, the prince, the great servant of God but Moses was also a writer. Many of his attributes can be encouraging to writers today.

*Moses had Vision...
Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is no vision the people perish." Moses certainly had that, as did Noah...Abraham... Hebrews 11 is devoted to those who had Vision, and Faith to keep going. He could see what needed to be done.  He knew where he needed to go. He noticed things others didn't. He saw the Burning Bush when others didn't.

*Moses had earthly help...
Exodus 17:12 Aaron and Hur held up his arms when he couldn't keep them raised.Sometimes it's hard to keep our arms up, or hands to the keyboard. It's always wonderful to have that friend who like Aaron and Hur encourages--or perhaps you can be the person holding up another's arms. Moses didn't isolate himself, he accepted help from others.

*Moses didn't ever get where he wanted to be...he always worked toward a goal.
Moses saw the promised land but he didn't get there but the end result was--He never quit. He never stopped. He didn't rest on his accomplishments. This reminds me of an old saying -- "If you aren't green and growing, you're ripe and rotting." Moses never stopped trying--never stopped working. St. Paul reiterated this when he wrote,  "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before."  (Phil. 3:13) Paul like Moses had his goal, and Paul like Moses kept pressing on.

Happy Writing

1 comment:

  1. I often wonder how hard it was for Moses to keep going with all the obstacles he encountered along the way. As a writer, when things get hard and bumpy, Moses is a great inspiration to look to. He never quit when things got hard, he kept the vision fresh, he listened to God and he wrote, even when he didn't feel like it.
    I love these devotions and instructions you are writing about Moses. He is one of my favorite Bible characters and yet I have never likened him to writing inspiration. But you are right. He was a writer. He wrote 5 books of the Bible, didn't he?