Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them. 1 Timothy 4:13 NLT
Paul directed Timothy to read the Scriptures, encourage believers and teach them. Has the mission changed since that challenge and directive so many years ago? I don't think so. The message Jesus directed his disciples to spread is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Read the Scriptures. Encourage one another. Teach the masses.
In this day of unsolicited phone calls, junk mail, incessant television commericals, we are being pestered on every side to try the new and different. Invitations to attend social events come at us from all sides. The concept of multi-tasking has taken on a life of its own. The desire for peace and quiet can become overwhelming. How can we be a help rather than a hinderance?
Where friends and acquaintences may balk at an invitation to attend a church service or any other organized meeting, the suggestion of reading a novel at their leisure is something easily accepted with no strings attached or timetable assigned. Though some may scoff at fiction being a viable vehicle for spreading the Word, in truth, many have found a seed planted in their hearts through the innocent enjoyment of reading an Inspiration romance.
As writers, we read the Scriptures so the Message of Salvation runs as a vibrant thread true to the Word of God. We reach out to other writers and encourage their journey, knowing God has chosen us to travel the same path but with unique goals He has placed in our hearts. We teach by the examples we set in every Christian fiction novel we write.
We, alone, can not bring a soul to salvation. We but plant the seed through the call to write placed on our hearts, and leave the harvest to the Lord.
Blessings as you face the week ahead!