Each day, I look to, and pray to the One who has completely changed my heart and mind. Thoughts of my wonderful Lord are with me before I drift off to sleep at night. When I awake in the morning, thoughts of His presence in my life–come what may— are immediate. The Lord’s guidance, wisdom, peace, love, and more, lift me up through the never-ending challenges in life—that includes the challenges I face as a writer. How about you?
Here’s a Scripture acrostic that I hope will encourage you, my writing friends:
W. R. I. T. E. R.
W – Wait. We certainly know about waiting, don’t we? No explanation needed, right?
“Wait on the Lord be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait I say, on the Lord.”
Psalm 27:14 NKJV
R – Requests. Pray about every writing endeavor, every manuscript, every writing decision—and don’t forget to pray for your writing friends!
“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18 NIV
I – I will. He WILL guide you in every way through the twists and turns of your writing journey.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 NIV
T – Thanksgiving. Thank God for all that He’s blessed you with as a writer. How about thanking Him for giving you the GIFT of writing? He didn’t give it to everyone but He chose to give it to YOU. Put on a favorite Christian CD and sing thanks to Him with your voice of praise.
“Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.” Psalm 95:2 NIV
E – Encourage. We all need encouragement from others who understand this writing life. I know I certainly need to be picked up off the ground now and then. My Wordsmith sisters get an A+ in encouraging! Don’t forget to be an encourager whenever possible.
“Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV
R – Reap. This is a PROMISE. Don’t give up!
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galations 6:9 NIV
I pray you’ll have a great W.R.I.T.E.R day, as you contemplate these awesome Scriptures!