How Is God Using the Inspire Anthologies?

As the Inspire Love anthology May 31, 2017 deadline approaches, some Inspire writers are sighing with relief because they submitted early.

Some are editing, editing, and editing to polish their project to perfection. We encourage those dedicated craft-masters to ask a friend for a final-read and submit today. We look forward to reading your work.

Others are still teetering on the fence of indecision, struggling to squeeze the task into their busy schedules, juggling other deadlines and family responsibilities, recovering from unexpected circumstances, battling fears and insecurities, or sparring procrastination.

Because most of us have been there, we empathize.

So, why bother contributing to the Inspire Christian Writers yearly anthologies?

Why invest the time and energy?

Why risk rejection?

Why share God’s love through the various genres of fiction and nonfiction?

Because God uses the Inspire anthologies to take our writing to the next level.

“Writing for the Inspire anthologies has always been a rewarding experience,” said David Hyde. “I have been able to challenge myself to write in genres I do not normally attempt. The feedback and support has always been fantastic.”

God uses these books to bless writers in personal ways.

“It was a pleasure to have my work published in an Inspire anthology,” said Janet Collins. “It’s not only something to add to my publishing credits, but a way to help inspire readers.”

The Lord uses Inspire anthologies to comfort writers, as we share the comfort we first received from God.

Solomon Gee said, “I felt honored to share an intimate story about my late wife in the Inspire Joy anthology, a story that hopefully touched those traveling down paths similar to mine and encouraged readers to cherish loved ones always.”

Most importantly, our loving and sovereign God purposes the Inspire anthologies to minister to readers in ways we could never plan.

Dee Aspin shared this story:

“When we published Inspire Forgiveness, I gave a copy to a counselor. Later, she cried and said, ‘It made me feel blessed to live in a town where so many wonderful people live around me. I had no idea how many people shared their stories in this book, people who love God and have forgiven others of some really terrible things. I rarely see this exhibited in my profession.’”

That right. Every love-offering we place into His hands has incredible value.

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” (1 Corinthians 15:58, NLT)

If you haven’t submitted your work to be considered for publication in Inspire Love, please take a moment to prayerfully review the Submission Guidelines and ask God to help you decide if this opportunity is for you.

The final deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at midnight (PST), but you can submit today.

We’re already praying for you and the readers God will be entrusting to us.

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