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As Christian writers we are up against a formidable foe - Satan. That sneaky, sly fox uses everything at his disposal to pull us away from what God designs.
Taking a look at the writers I have met I can see writers who are:
- feeling unworthy
- too busy
- easily distracted
- burned out
- feeling frustrated, or angry
- judging others
- living in disarray
- feeling helpless
But wait? Why do these Christians feels this way? Jesus has all ready won the battle with Satan.
Satan NO longer holds power over us.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33, NIV).And by Jesus' death, resurrection and ascension we now have a straight clear access to the Father.
Yes there is an "if". We need to pray.
Prayer is the essential tool in a writer's toolbox.
If you haven't made prayer a priority in your life, may I encourage you to learn more.
Let's be so intimate with Jesus that we live our lives full of prayer.
Join me at Under the Cover of Prayer (#UTCOP) where we learn, practice and expand our communication with God.
This is will my last post for Inscribe as I am joining Kimberley Payne to write about prayer on her blog once a month. I also write about my relationship with God on my own blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. Each Sunday I post #SundayStillness where I have a place to link your posts. Join our community.
O Lord, help us as Christian writers to seek You every minute of the day, for every detail of our lives. Bless us as we expand our territories and as we write to glorify You and to spread the Good News. Thank you for bringing us together as Sisters and Brothers in Christ. Help us to encourage and pray for on another. We pray this in Your Name, Jesus. Amen.
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A Scripture for the week:
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthen in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Col. 2:6-7, NIV).
A thought for this week:
Knees were made for bending. When did you last use them in prayer?
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters.
Janis is the author of the award winning children's book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild and Inscribe Writers Fellowship.
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