His Eye is on the Sparrow and…

     You know the rest of that song verse, don’t you? The finish to that line uses different words, but it still expresses today’s petition from “The Writer’s Prayer.”

     “Dear God, please help me remember WHERE I am, for I’M IN YOUR SIGHT.

     Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, My Rock and my Redeemer.”

     Hebrews 4:13 declares, “For there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.”

     I want the words of my stories to please God, because He sees them before anyone else.  Isn’t it thrilling that God watches us as we labor to craft stories that honor His truths?

     No matter where you are, God sees you. I’ve heard people describe the writer’s life as a solitary life–I’ve used similar descriptions myself. But beyond the fact that writer’s spend hours working alone, is the wonderful truth that during those times, God sees us. He has a plan for what we are writing.

     Be encouraged, fellow writer, God’s eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches you! He sees you when the writing flows like a raging river and when it jerks to a halt like it’s tied to a stump. He sees you when the agent calls and when the phone never rings. He sees you when the contracts are offered or when the rejections come instead. He sees you when a reviewer fillets your book like a cod-fish or when people tell you it’s one whale of a story.

     When we wonder if anyone is ever going to notice what we write, rest assured in this truth: We are in God’s sight. We really do write–first and foremost–for an audience of One. And that One loves you with a passion that is beyond measure.

     Does it encourage you to know that you’re in God’s sight? He does a pretty good job of watching over His children…don’t you think?



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4 responses to “His Eye is on the Sparrow and…

  1. Mary Gessner

    Thanks! I needed to be reminded of this today. Sometimes, sitting at home–alone–day after day, washing one dirty load of laundry after another, that only piles up again as soon as I turn my back, or washing the same dishes over and over again, or any of the other hundred and one mundane tasks every stay at home mom (and grandma) does repetitively, well, sometimes you being to think no one “sees” you or even sees what you do. And, then, when you try to sit down to write just a few sentences of a story that’s burning to get out through your finger-tips and onto paper but you can’t sit still for more than two minutes because someone, or some pet, needs something…well…you begin to wonder. But, GOD does see us, and HE does know exactly where we are and what we’re doing. Just need to learn to “float” (rest in HIM). Good blog! No! Make that a great blog! :O)

  2. Larry,

    So good to see you blogging! This is an encouraging post and befitting for mention as a foundation to “The Writer’s Prayer”. It helps to be reminded that God’s eye is on the words we craft. He’s the one who gave us the gift and passion of sharing stories that draw attention to his truth. Thank you for reminding us, your fellow “wordsmithians” of that grace!

    Blessings to you in your blogging AND your story crafting. I’m right there with you in spirit, in truth, and in reality.


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