Yep, it’s Latin… and literally translated, it means “Spoken words fly away, Written words remain”.
Since my platform of audience decreased some months ago as I left the social media platform, it has been a straight forward challenge since the flow of words didn’t stop by leaving the platform.
The great thing what it did to me is realizing that seeing and writing are things that need to be controlled, especially when you, like me, see everything and in the same time love the people too much not to write, not to challenge and not to warn. In the past few months, as the world became even more an ongoing crazy circus of lies and manipulation, everything in me shouted out and needed to inform. It turns out that informing those that are unwilling to be informed is like being this Voice crying out in the wilderness.
Now, the wilderness is NOT my favourite place since I love to be around people, around you, and being brought back to the silence of my little beautiful office is a thing that I don’t willingly wanted to choose.
It did me good as in the seeing, the greatest qualities that needed to be improved and developed were trust, patience and self control (even in my older age).
As I will take this August month for a redirection and a revisiting of the Vision, there is a huge need of cleansing the conclusions which too often speak loud and demanding and therefor are causing pollution in the communication.
By now, the world is so divided and looks like a handful of sand, not able to connect and grow strong. Relationships are broken deep to bones and communities are set apart and taken down by the strategy of fear that took the world (by surprise).
August means CONSECRATED, and with it, I feel a huge need to consecrate myself again to the bigger purpose that Jesus gave us as He left this world. As the qualities, given to us in our character and identity are a tool and not (to my opinion) a goal in itself, they are supposed to be dedicated to a bigger purpose.
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””
Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
I don’t have answers to the full, but as I mentioned, I will use this month to find out, to delete and receive, to sit, walk, think and be willing to let go and move on with a bigger insight and consecration.
Ok, back to the flying spoken and remaining written.
I will do a lot of reading and re-reading and diving in the why’s and what’s of my postings over the years. As I turned 70 recently, there is so much to go back to and so many wells to re-dig and re-discover and to make them (written) available. I feel that a change of position and function is in the air and as a good friend once said: “Take place in the Gate and sit down. They will come and ask!”
And then of course, although He never wrote a word, there is so much written about the One that is called The Living Word!