As a writer who is a Christian, I have a higher calling because I have been hand-picked by the King of kings to be His scribe. Therefore, one Scripture stands out to me as the best advice for a writer, “Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but to Your name give glory…” (Psalm 115:1a). When my focus is on God, and not on me, then my writing will give Him glory.
Does this mean I have to only write Christian material? Absolutely not. I can write whatever I want. But my worldview needs to come from a Christian perspective so that the topics I write are pleasing to Him. As Philippians 4:8 reminds us, “…whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.”
Shouldn’t we be trying to write for Him than the world anyway? Isn’t there enough garbage to read as it is?
-contributed by Catherine L. Osornio