I stumbled today on one of my first articles accepted for publication. It appeared in The Christian Writer back in 1982, and it’s speaking to me even now as I venture back into this scary territory. Even though the editor, T.A. Norton, wrote “I like its unique concept for success,” I now find the original a bit corny. So I’ve sliced, diced and updated it just a tad.
S Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. A Christian writer puts God first.
U Understand God gives different gifts and ministries. A Christian writer must use what He gives.
C Consecrate your service to the Lord. Today. Every day. To God. Not money or fame.
C Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will do it. A Christian writer gives control to God.
E Endure hardship like a good soldier. A writer’s life involves dedication, discipline, and diligence.
S Study to show yourself approved. A Christian writer needs to learn the Word as well as the craft.
S Speak the truth in love. In season and out of season. Fiction and nonfiction. In all genres.
Scriptures: Matthew 6:33, I Corinthians 12:4-5, I Chronicles 29:5, Psalm 37:4-5, II Timothy 3:3, II Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 4:15
Copyright © 2009 by Sandra Heska King