Welcome to the first day of the 2017 Edition of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes!

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

 

Each day in October, I’ll provide a one-word prompt and write about it for five minutes flat. I encourage you to join the fun! It’s only five minutes, right?

It’s the perfect way to stretch and strengthen those writing muscles. 

For my personal series, I’ll be using my five minute free writes to write on 31 Days in the Life of a Christian Writer.

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The first prompt of the month is: WORSHIP

Here we go! Taking a deep breath, and … GO.

When we hear the word worship, I would guess that most of us automatically think about singing songs in church.

worshipAnd, yes, that is one form of worship — but I think most of us would also agree it is not the only way to worship.

As we embark on this 31 Day writing challenge, what better way to start than by contemplating why we do what we do as Christian writers.

What are we trying to accomplish? Why do we bother?

And while it’s *so* easy to get tangled up with all kinds of motives and distractions, I hope, deep down, when we clear the cobwebs and clutter from our minds, that our ultimate desire is to serve and honor God with our work.

As a Christian writer, your work is an act of worship.

You hold great power through the Holy Spirit within you.

Make your pen your prayer. Make your song your sacrifice.

In Romans 12:1, Paul urges us to offer our whole bodies as living sacrifices — including our minds, our tongues, the fingertips with which we type. He calls this offering our spiritual act of worship

When we use the gifts God has given us for His glory, He delights.

Let’s worship Him with the offering of our words.

 

STOP.

Related post: The Spiritual Journey of Self-Publishing: Writing as an Act of Worship

Recommended Resource: 

The Art of Spiritual Writing: How to Craft Prose that Engages and Inspires Your Readers

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