It is the same with My word.
   I send it out and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
   and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Isaiah 55:11 NLT

I remember sitting in Confirmation class waaaaay many years ago, listening to our Pastor describe the Bible as a Living Book. It talks to you; it tells you what you need to know. All you have to do is read, ask and believe.

Of course, I scoffed.

Yes, I believed the Bible was the inspired Word of God, but really?– it held the answers to my questions? I fanned through the pages and didn’t see any algebraic formulas mingling with the chapter and verse numbers. It also didn’t mention any prospects for prom. Nor did it offer any tips on clearing acne, losing weight or any of a number of issues this teenage girl thought were end-of-the-world matters.

All the Bible spoke of was Jesus loving me.

I know that! 

My Pastor was a kind man and I knew he’d never lie to us, but on this matter, my jury remained out.

It took decades of reading my Bible, studying it, and turning my whole heart over to my Savior, but finally, I realized what Pastor was talking about.

When you have a problem, God has a answer. You just have to open your eyes and heart as you read the timeless words given to us by a loving Father who would never abandon His children.

That would be us…You and Me.

So, what’s my point?

I think I finally understand what Writing For Him truly means. I’ve written romantic lore for years. I love it. I wouldn’t know how to write any other genre, nor would I want to. God knew that : ) Isn’t He clever?

He also wants us to enjoy what we’re doing.  Lately I’ve been banging my head against a wall trying to figure out what the editors are looking for. This awareness of the market has become even more heightened with ACFW conference just around the corner. Agents and editors waiting for the pitch that screams the next best Twilight or  Stephanie Plum series — Inspirational style, of course : ) What in the world are they looking for?

Maybe we should ask “What is God looking for?”

It is the same with My word.
   I send it out and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
   and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

Do you see the promise in this verse? His word always produces fruit and will prosper where He sends it.

I have stopped worrying about whether people will like the books I write or not. Maybe God will bless my efforts and reward me with a million fans (good heavens, I think I’d faint!), or maybe He intends my work to touch just one person. Either way, it’s His choice and He never makes a mistake.

I’m very okay with that.

Hugs and blessings,

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4 Responses to

  1. Erica Vetsch says:

    So much wisdom in this post. 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Aww, Erica! Thanks for stopping by. Hot summer is nearly over and it’s time to get back to work.

    See you in Dallas!

  3. Audra~

    I love this post. I’m still in the phase of crafting the story I know God wants me to tell. I hope I’m wise enough when the time comes to trust that He will send it where He wants it to go.

    I absolutely love Rocky Mountain Hero. I can’t wait until Love Inspired wises up and publishes your next gem.

    <3 Andrea

  4. Andrea, you’ve made my day : ) So happy to hear from you, girlfriend.

    I’m glad my post touched a chord in your heart, because it was really rockin’ and a rollin’ on mine.

    Life’s too short NOT to reveal what God whispers in your ear.