All writers gets discouraged and must internally motivate themselves, but for the Christian writer, another dimension is at work.
Does the project/manuscript I’m developing have any eternal significance?
Is this piece glorifying God? Is it drawing my readers thoughts to Jesus or at least weaving a redemptive thread throughout?
The purpose of today’s post is to embolden Christian writers and strengthen you spiritually with encouragement.
You are anointed, yes consecrated, set apart and commissioned by the Holy Spirit to be a voice in this generation of the goodness of God. Do you believe that? Good, because the Lord has made you a missionary of hope – or He wants to make you into a missionary of hope to many. Don’t worry about your numbers, your reach or your platform. I’m not saying don’t continue to build it. Just spend more time in the secret place.
God promises us as students of His Word (you are in the Word, right?) that we will bring life to others and grace to the weak. We carry life by our connection to the Life-giver. Did you drink spiritual water today so that you have something to pour out? There’s always time, so if you have not done so today – pause now- and spend time with Your beloved Bridegroom King or Abba or however He is known to you.
Maybe you are not one who believes in prophetic ministry. I do. I believe in the fullness of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and His operation in the earth today because my life has been majorly impacted by it.
I’m reminded today of a prophetic word given April 2, 2017 by Lana Vawser, an Australian prophetic voice who shared a mighty word of the Lord There is Great Breakthrough Upon Writers! The Lord told her: “There is major breakthrough upon the writers right now. Those of you who are writing manuscripts, the Lord is releasing winds of acceleration upon you and these manuscripts are going to be birthed faster than you could ever have imagined. … I saw the destiny room of heaven. In a vision I saw the Lord taking many into this destiny room through visions, visitations and prophetic dreams and as He led them in, I saw big screens all around the walls of the room. As the writers went in one by one, He pressed play on a remote and a “trailer” began to play. It was a trailer for their manuscript, but this trailer was not how THEY saw their book, it was how HE saw their book. It showed His excitement, His vision that was so beautifully crafted and displayed within these manuscripts. It also showed what HE was going to do THROUGH the manuscripts.
I urge you to click on the link and read the entire prophetic word. IT WILL ZOOM YOUR FAITH and jumpstart your creative heart!
Several things jumped out to me. Here are just a few:
- God’s breath: as creatives, we long for and ask for His breath on our work because we know as the source of all life, if His breath is on anything, it LIVES! This word informs us that He is breathing upon Christian manuscripts in this season.
- Destiny: Did you for one minute think this writing gig was merely your idea? I am still pondering the idea that my assignment to write could exist in a destiny room of heaven. It blows me away and I confess, I’m still trying to absorb this part.
- Priorities: These manuscripts were written by writers who have kept the “main thing the main thing” staying true to the message He gave them. Selah!
- Favor: great unprecedented, radical favor is being decreed over these manuscripts. God wants us to relax and rest in His promotion of our work. WOW!
So fellow Christian writer friends, be exhilarated and energized to complete those divine writing assignments … because our Lord wants them finished! Through the empowerment of Holy Spirit, we will do what we thought we could not (Zechariah 4:6).
Click here to read more of what Jesus told Lana: “Writers, this is our time!”
Christian inspirational writer of truth that makes darkness tremble. Author of Lion in My Garden devotional.