Thursday, October 27, 2016

Writing Verses by Terri Weldon


The desire to write has been within me for years. Still, I let a great deal of time lapse without devoting the energy to the craft I should have. I let other things occupy my time, became discouraged too easily when I received rejections, and relegated writing to the back burner of my mind. Now my mind is usually a low fire so putting it way in the back wasn’t a smart move. 
 
The desire never truly left me though and it began to gain momentum. As it did, I began to notice verses that applied to the writing life when reading my Bible.

Oh that my words were not written! oh that they were printed in a book! – Job 19:23

My heart is inditing a good matter; I speak of the things which I have made touching the king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. – Psalm 45:1

Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. – Jeremiah 30:2

This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord. – Psalm 102:18

 I don’t know about you, and I’m sure there are many Bible scholars who would argue with me, but when I read these verses my heart thrills. Suddenly I think that I’m not wasting my time writing all these words. That God had me, you, and a host of other writers in mind when He wrote these verses.
 
After all, He authored the greatest story ever told – the Bible. Jesus used stories (parables) to teach the masses about the kingdom of heaven. So there is no reason to believe the desire or the call to write hasn’t been gifted to many of us. 
 
So the next time you sit down to write, find a verse that speaks to your heart. Then whenever you sit down to write say a prayer first. Ask God to bless your writing and pray the verse He’s given to you. 
 
The verses listed above are just a small sampling. There are many more. My favorite writing verse if the one from Jeremiah. It has graced the front of my business card for several years. 
 
What about you, do you have a favorite writing verse?

Terri Weldon is a lead analyst by day and an author by night. She enjoys gardening, reading, and shopping for shoes. One of her favorite pastimes is volunteering as the librarian at her church. It allows her to shop for books and spend someone else’s money! Plus, she has the great joy of introducing people to Christian fiction. She lives with her family in Oklahoma. Terri has two adorable Westies – Crosby and Nolly Grace. Terri is a member of ACFW and OCFW, a local chapter of ACFW. Her dream of becoming a published novelist came true in November 2013 when Mistletoe Magic, released from White Rose Publishing.
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6 comments:

  1. My favorite writing verse is not specifically about writing, but it's pretty appropriate for this time in my writing career. ;)

    It's, "Wait upon the Lord: be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." Psalm 27:14 KJV

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    1. Angie, that's a beautiful verse and so appropriate for writing as well as every aspect of life.

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  2. I loved your post Terri! I believe scripture speaks to each of us in different ways - the way God intended. Blessings!

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    1. Loves to Read - you are so right. Isn't that the beauty of our God and His word?

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  3. My life verse, and therefor my writing verse, is Romans12:2, be not conformed to the pattern of this world. I think we as writers are, by nature, different. And as Christians, we are called to say things differently to the way the world does

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    1. Spot on Robin! And as Christian writers I believe we are uniquely different.

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