The Heart of a Father: The Reason I Write

Why do I write? I write because it has become one of my greatest passions. It did not begin that way, but it gradually developed into a passion. I like what author Octavia E. Butler said about writing:

“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”

When I read some of my earlier writings, I thank God for giving me the passion to continue. Now I pursue writing with persistence and dedication, making an effort to improve on the skill. Perhaps what drives me the most is writing to you – yes, writing to encourage the body of Christ.

Like Peter, I write with the hope and expectation that my writing will help you become all that God has destined you to be!

“I have written and sent this short letter to you with the help of Silas, whom I commend to you as a faithful brother. My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that what you are experiencing is truly part of God’s grace for you. Stand firm in this grace.” 1 Peter 5:12 (NLT)

Writing has become my purpose, and it is one of the vehicles God is using in my life to help me fulfill my mission.

My dear children, I write hoping that something I write, one word, or a sentence would bless and encourage you to stay the course. One of these articles will help you pick up the pieces and start over again. It will help you lead some soul to God’s saving grace. And should the Lord tarry in His return and I no longer walk among the living, I know my words will live on and encourage believers to be all that God has destined them to be. My writing will be my final legacy to the body of Christ after I am gone.

Remember, “… My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that what you are experiencing is truly part of God’s grace for you. Stand firm in this grace.”

Your Spiritual Father

+Roberto Jemmott

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