I do a weekly interview of Christian authors on my website. I didn’t come up with the interview questions — I asked readers in several different forums what they’d ask their favorite author if they had the chance. Then, I compiled all of the questions and hand them to each of my guests and let them pick several to answer. It is a very fun experience – both seeing what questions the authors answer and reading the responses.
A friend told me the other day that she’d been thinking about that question and it suddenly dawned on her what she’d want to ask.
What is your favorite Bible verse as it pertains to your writing.
MOST of us have favorite Bible verses. Something will resonate within our souls and that verse will stick. But, that is for our lives, for our hearts, for our souls. When it comes to career, to art, to inspiration, does the verse change?
My life verse is Ephesians 5:2:
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
I have it condensed on my business cards to say, “Live a life of love.”
Everything I do, every interaction and action I have, I want to make sure I’m living a life of LOVE.
That does filter into my work and my writing. But it doesn’t resonate through my writing and my art and my craft. So, I prayed about it, thought about it, and discovered a verse that is so exactly what I want to have as my verse that pertains to my writing:
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
I know, with assurance, that God designed me a very specific way, and part of that design is this gift of writing He placed in my soul to be used for His glory and for His purposes. My husband and I have said that our publishing company will not define success by the world’s yardstick (money, fame, etc.) but by the world’s Ruler (Jehovah God). If I release a book and it sells exactly one copy and twenty years after I die someone reads that book and comes to know Christ through the words, or has a relationship with God that changes for the better through the truths in the modern-day parable, then I will have been a successful author for God’s kingdom.
Every word I write is poured over with prayer. Every gift I have, I thank God for and pray that He’ll continue to use it to His glory.
My challenge to you, if you have not already done so, is to pray about a verse that resonates through your work and your life. Do you have one already? What is it?
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