Friday, February 17, 2012

A writing prayer.

I write FOR YOU.
That is what truly matters in my writing.  More than anything anyone else thinks. More than the satisfaction or accolades I get from writing.
Whatever good comes from my writing comes FROM YOU.
How easy I forget it, too.
I get wrapped up in plots and ideas and my own agenda.  
I write what I feel like writing, not bothering to consult you.  I don't ask for help or wisdom. I rest in my own strength.
But this gift is FROM YOU. Writing is one of the greatest gifts you have given to me. The joy I get from it isn't something I can measure.  But all gifts point back to You, the great Giver.
When I write, help me. Guide my pen. Use my words to bring You glory. 
I write because of You. 
I write FOR YOU.

I can't do it on my own.


(Note: The Eternity part 2 post is coming. But this post is something I'm being reminded of right now as I'm working on some writing projects.)


  1. "So true" doesn't seem to be quite the right comment, but I'll make it anyway. Constantly have to do this.

    Love the picture, by the way. :)

    1. Thanks! It's a struggle, surely, but a GOOD one. And we're not alone!