#10: Make your writing a celebration of God’s love, not an attempt to earn it.
#9: Stay amazed by the creative process in which God has allowed you to take part.
#8: Realize that writing is a privilege not to be taken lightly.
#7: Be diligent to keep yourself humble & teachable.
#6: Approach writing as a ministry instead of a hobby.
#5: Recognize the responsiblity that comes with being a “steward of story” who is entrusted with the power of words.
#4: Take time to be a blessing to other writers.
#3: Embrace contentment while pursuing excellence.
#2: See Writing as an act of worship.
#1: Know that, as a Christian Writer, you are involved in spiritual warfare. Believe YOUR writing can be a powerful weapon against the forces of darkness, a source of comfort and healing to the wounded, a line of encouragement and strength to other Christian soldiers, and can bring hope and victory to those who need to be freed from the power of the evil one.
When I sit down to prepare for the incredible task of communicating for God, I keep one thing at the front of my mind: I am smack dab on the front lines of a spiritual war. It’s a war that has raged ever since Satan decided to no longer submit to Almighty God.
Sadly, there have been times in my life when I fought for the wrong side…the losing side. But the love of God, revealed through the Lord Jesus, allowed me the be born-again. To borrow words from Paul’s letter to the Colossians, I’ve been transferred from the domain of darkness to the Kingdom of God’s beloved son.
And I want to write stories that show characters in real life situations who experience the hope that God can bring to any life. I do write stories that include darkness, but I do that so that I can show how the light of God can conquer that darkness.
Yes, I believe that my writing is part of the spiritual warfare that is going on beyond the veil. All around us. Every day.
Ready. Aim. Fire.