If you want to know how to be a successful writer, by the world's methods and standards, I don't know the answer. However, if you have a passion to use writing as a tool to reach people for the Lord, have I got Good News for you!
"A Scriptural 'How to' for Writing..."
Once I discovered that scripture provides 'How to's' to be successful at whatever the Lord calls us to; the Bible became so exciting! For example, pay close attention to this verse.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing, John 15:5.
The key word is 'abide'. All we have to do, to reach MANY for the Lord, is to abide. Now, abide doesn't mean to be good enough or to do anything good enough. It's about having a close knit, moment by moment, relationship with the Lord. And, it doesn't mean we're not allowed to have another thought.
Though, when busy with daily chores or driving in the car, consider listening to music that ministers to you ~ or a sermon on tape... just whatever that works for you, directing your thoughts toward Him. Begin to consider TV and radio preferences, not for legalism's sake ~ but to protect your mind toward better things.
Envision God standing right beside you wherever you go and, whenever you have a thought, share it with Him as you would a friend... and be sure to listen, too. Now, that would make His day, as His greatest desire is to dwell with you!
And, soon, you will begin to discover things that matter to your heart and His. As those feelings begin to surface, the Spirit begins to move, and the words begin to flow, write them down. Then, with just a few touch ups, you'll have a guaranteed Masterpiece!
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:30
2003 by Joyce C. Lock
This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact,
for non-profit ministering purposes.
About the Author
In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.