We often declare our love for reading and writing. We’re quick to rattle off a long list of books we love, projects we’d love to write, and goals we’d love to reach.
In our longing to write words that readers love, we can easily forget the gifts You’ve given us are purposed to share Your love and to express our love for You. In our efforts to be good stewards, working tirelessly to develop our craft and meet deadlines, we can sometimes allow You to be neglected, as we tuck You conveniently into the margins of our lives.
Realizing the responsibilities we have as Christian writers, we can get so caught up in guarding our writing time that we willingly sacrifice our time with You.
Please protect us from these temptations, Lord.
Overwhelm us with the endless depth of Your great love for us. Give us such a yearning to know You more that we can’t even fathom writing one word without first being nourished by Your God-breathed words.
Whether we’re writing for the Christian or the secular markets, please help our words resonate with Your truth, Your love, and Your limitless grace.
We do love You, Jesus!
Please help us to be so enraptured by Your love for us, that we have no desire greater than loving You first.
In Jesus’s name, Amen
Xochitl (soh-cheel) E. Dixon encourages women and teens to embrace God’s grace and grow deeper in their personal relationships with Christ and others. Her devotions will be featured in Our Daily Bread, starting in 2017. Married to her best friend since 1994, she enjoys being a wife and mom, traveling, photography, and sharing God’s Word through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and her blog.