Why you must write (to help you remember the pattern)

Why you must write (to help you remember the pattern)

Every one of us has come to the earth with a God given assignment.  It’s encoded within us.  Life is a process of cracking the code to discover the secret buried within.  You must be born again to get the best out of the journey of discovery.  Being born again is reconciliation of humanity to the divinity of the Father in heaven.  There is plenty of evidence in the Bible that this encoded calling or assignment is there for everyone.  I’ll point you to a few pieces of evidence.

 

Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.  (Jeremiah 1:5)

 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.(Jeremiah 29:11)

 

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:  But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.  (Act 10:34-35)

 

  1. God knew Jeremiah before he was formed

  2. God separated Jeremiah for his purposes and ordained him a prophet

  3. God determined good thoughts and peace for Jeremiah

  4. God does not change his rules of engagement based on who he is dealing with (favouritism). Everyone has an opportunity to fear Him and do what is right

Based on Acts 10:34-35 and point 4 above, God knew me before I was formed in my mother’s womb and had a plan for me.  If it’s true for Jeremiah it’s true for me.  It was His role to know and bury His plans in me. It’s my role to discover them. 

This is where the need to “remember the pattern” comes in.  We serve a meticulous God.  He has hair strand attention to detail (for the very hairs of our head are numbered (Matthew 10:30)).  When He begins to communicate with you to reveal His plans for you – you better pay attention.  Writing is one of the ways you can do this.

According to all that I show you, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall you make it. (Exodus 25:9)

And look that you make them after their pattern, which was shown (to) you in the mount.  (Exodus 25:40)

Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, see, says he, that you make all things according to the pattern showed to you in the mount. (Hebrews 8:5)

God communicated the design or pattern of the tabernacle (the building where priestly duties for the maintenance of Israel’s relationship with God would be performed) to Moses. Having given Moses the design, He followed it up with an instruction: “all that I show you, after the pattern……even so shall you make it.”  Atop that, later in the same chapter, God reiterates, “make sure that you make them after their pattern.” (paraphrase).

That’s repetition for emphasis.  God wants things done according to His design. Whatever the purpose that God shall continue to communicate to you – the standard remains.  He is concerned that you execute it all according to what He shows and tells you.  The attention you pay to a voice reveals how valuable it is to you.  How valuable is the voice of God to you? What price do you attach to His instructions?  His instructions to you are the pattern of the life He is building in you.  Attention to detail demands that you put pen to paper and draw the pattern you hear and see.  You will need it to ensure that you build according to the pattern He has shown to you.

Writing helps you remember the pattern of the things that God has given you to build.