“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision,
and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end
it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it;
because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Habakkuk 2:2-3 (KJV)
Quite often Jack or I will mention something while we’re talking and we’ll both agree that we should write that down but we fail to do it. I’m sure you’ve had similar times.
It’s important to write things down. We’ve found that true the older we get, too. But besides the age issue, researchers have proven that we will remember more if we write things down. That’s why in high school, college, and even graduate school you need to take notes. By writing down the important points of what you’re hearing, you will remember more of the material.
There is a scriptural precedence to the importance to writing things down. The Lord told Habakkuk to write the vision down. Habakkuk had asked the Lord for answers to questions he had, and this is my interpretation of verses 2-3: ‘The Lord said okay, Habakkuk, but you’d better write it down so you don’t forget the vision, the picture of what I’m going to show you, of what I’m going to do in your midst. You won’t see what I’m going to show you become a reality quite yet, but if you write it down, you’ll be able to remember it, recalling it to your mind often. That way can share what I tell you with and they will know that My Word will come to pass.’
We have quite a few slips of paper on our shelves in our office, some on sticky notes, others scotch taped to the shelf or wall. On those pieces of paper, we’ve written down God’s Word. There are various scriptures that the Lord highlights to us and we are standing in faith on those believing for the reality of God’s Word in our lives, and so we’ve written them down. That enables us to remember them more readily, to call them forth each day, to declare them out loud each morning, expecting to see God’s fulfillment and answers.
Maybe it’s time you need to write it down, and make it plain and clear, so you are reminded of God’s Word and His faithfulness in fulfilling His Word to you!