I love to write. I don't write books because it cool or I'm good at it. I write books because there is something intrinsically in me that drags my thoughts out on paper in the form of words. A few years back I heard Len Sweet make a comment that the movement of God is like a tornado...in that it touches down randomly...here...here...here...he went on to say that we would see a huge impact if we could only figure out how to connect the dots. I remember thinking I want to spend the rest of my life connecting dots. That's exactly what I try to do through my writing.
Writing is part of the answer to the question "Why Am I Here?"' However it is not writing for writing sake...Writing for me has been a journey...and it is becoming even more of a journey...When I wrote Breaking the Missional Code with my friend Ed Stetzer, God began to show me something about my heart. As a result I just finished a second book that will be out in May call Breaking the Discipleship Code: Becoming a Missional Follower of Jesus. It is a sequel to the first. If Missional Code helped you as a leader then Discipleship Code is going to be the book you want to put in the people you lead hands.
Something happened to me when I was writing the Discipleship Code. I broke the discipleship code for me. That's right...God spoke to me...He continues to do so....he showed me that breaking the discipleship code is about losing my religion and finding the Jesus way. Something I will be working on the rest of my life.
I'm now on a new journey...I am working devotionally through a new book that is designed to serve as a sort of detox for the overly religious...I really want to invite others to join me in the journey of rediscovering the centrality and simplicity of the Jesus way. I believe we've made this thing way to complicated.
That's why I write...it is how God works in my life...it's part of "Why I am Here?"' We all have a story. We all are living out our book. We will all have a final chapter. Some of us write, while others speak. While other chose to remain silent.
I write....Just like right now...I wrote this for me. I hope it helps you...david