Declare God’s Glory

clouds“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”    Psalm 19:1-4

Spring is in the air. The temperature begins to rise. We take in the warmth of the sun. Spirits are lifted by the sunshine and blue skies. As the snow slowly melts away we can see God’s glory in the new life Spring brings. If we just take time to experience nature and examine the wonders around we, we can’t help but see God’s work in all its glory. Everywhere we look His glory is evident. His creation screams out His majesty.

Those of us who are Christian writers have the fantastic opportunity to declare God’s glory as well. We are part of His creation and should be shouting about His majesty through our written words. No matter in what genre we write, God should shine through.

How can this be done if we’re writing an article comparing vacuum cleaners or writing a romance novel?

God doesn’t need to be mentioned in the article or book. He can shine through by “how” we write. When comparing vacuum cleaners we need to be honest with our statements and opinions. In that romance novel we can avoid graphic language and scenes. Readers should be able to tell from our writing that we write to declare God, not just to sell books.

Of course, if there’s a way to actually mention God and/or any of His great works or principles in our writing we should do it. Our objective is to declare God and His glory one way or another. Nature proclaims His glory and we can, too.

Keep writing and as you write ask yourself this question, “Is God’s glory shining through what and how I’m writing?”. If you want to be known as a Christian writer let HIS light shine. Let’s add our voices to those all around us in creation declaring the glory and majesty of God.

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