I was going to talk about my foray into plotting this past weekend, but it sounded boring even to me. So I began reading blogs in my Google Reader this morning, procrastinating like a good Queen of Procrastination does, and I read a post by Paula Boire at the MBT Ponderer‘s blog.
Paula Boire talked about faith and the writing life, but it wasn’t the faith part that struck me. It was when she talked about her prayer life. She spoke about praying over her writing life. She mentioned specific verses she prayed over her writing, bathing the gift that God had given her with His words of promise, peace, and strength.
I was convicted.
I think because I’ve questioned whether God has called me to write, I feel guilty praying over it. I kinda feel like I’m saying “Lord, this is what I want to do, now please bless it.” instead of “Lord, you have called me to write for Your glory, what is it you want me to write?” That is a simplistic way of looking at it, but I wonder if that is what I’m doing.
This morning I’ve come to the conclusion that whether I’ve been called to write or just want to use some of the creative gifts He has given me, I should bathe my writing journey in prayer. Not just a “bless me, Lord” prayer, but specific prayer, using scripture to direct my prayers.
How has God convicted you lately?
p.s. Here is a prayer for writers I found by Mary DeMuth. May it bless you like it did me. A Prayer For Writers.