The pastor of the church I attended as a child always recited these words before giving his sermon every Sunday. He was asking not only for God’s blessing on what he was about to preach, but also for God’s leading in what he was about to share with the congregation. The pastor wanted his message to be God’s message.
As Christian writers we have taken on the obligation to present various Godly messages through our writing. Some of these messages are meant to hit our readers in the face to invoke thoughts of change in their lives. Other messages are to be more subtle, such as showing Christian values in a romance novel without actually saying they’re Christian values.
No matter what message we are conveying in our writing we want it to be pleasing to God. We want it to be His message coming through our written words. As we write, our hearts and minds should be open and meditating on God. Then He will show through the words we put on paper.
Our writing is going out into the world faster these days and reaching more people than ever due to computers and social media. If we profess to be Christian writers we need to be careful what we write, even if it’s just posting on Facebook what we did today. The pagan world is watching, just waiting for any slip up so they can attack and mock Christianity. We don’t want our writing to be fuel for their fire.
Starting today we need to pray the words of Psalm 19:14 every time we sit down to write. Commit this verse to memory. That way we’ll know the focus of our writing, no matter what we’re writing about, will be on God. Our minds and our hands will be guided by Him and our written words will be for His glory.