“And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” – Habukkuk 2:2 (ESV)
Each of us has received promises from God. Sometimes these promises come directly from God when we are spending quiet time with Him. Sometimes the Lord speaks them through other people. These promises guide us towards God’s will. It is important for us to write down the promises that the Lord speaks to us. In Habukkuk 2:2, the Lord instructs us to write down revelation from God so that we can run when we read it. In I Corinthians 9:24, Paul said, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” The promises we receive from the Lord (written Word and spoken Word) are the guide markers that help us to run the race. God has called us to live a life of victory. In fact, we are more than conquerors! (Romans 8:37) The promise is our reassurance of victory!
As time goes on, distractions will try to knock you off the track that God has laid out for you. Writing down God’s promises helps you to stay on track. As you go back and review them, you will be inspired to keep running the race. God told Jeremiah multiple times to write down every Word from God He had received (Jeremiah 30:2, 36:2, 36:28). Jesus gave John seven letters to seven churches. He was asked to write these words and deliver them to the churches. Think about this for a moment: The only reason that we have the Bible is because the people of God wrote down His spoken Words. If they had not written these promises then they could not run the race, and we could not run today! When we do this, it will create a spiritual heritage for tomorrow. The Words that God speaks to you today will come to pass. In the future, you can use fulfilled promises from God to encourage other believers and inspire a future generation. The Word of the Lord is a precious thing. Let us honor His promises by writing them down. Let us review them so that we can run the race and win the prize!