Write the Vision Wednesday - F.R.O.G.

How does one write Christian fiction? That was a question that troubled me years ago. Because Inspirational Fiction is first, Inspirational and second, Fiction. And as an author we don't just have to write to please ourselves or our editor or even the reader, we have to write to glorify God first and foremost, as well as balancing everything else. A bit like the way a frog leaps from one lily pad to the other without falling off.

Nor of the will of man....but of God (John 1:13)

What does it mean to rely on God? We all say "I know God is in control," but do we mean it? Are we accessing real faith, that mustard seed to move a mountain. The burning faith that says "I don't want God as my  co-pilot...I want Him as my Pilot." Sometimes that means tossing the plot we're working on, even if it's 20k in as in one author I know (me lol), not simply because it's not working, but because the story isn't the one God wants us to write. No matter how much we like it. Because responding to God's will in writing is a bit like prayer. And for that there are 3 answers. Yes, no, or I have a better idea. Which in the case of a rejected manuscript can mean putting it away for a year or so, then pulling it out and asking God to show you afresh what to do with it.

Write it in their heart Jer. 31:33

Our writing is more than just telling a story.  There are many places in the Bible where it speaks of writing "on the tables of the heart." That is a lofty goal to write a wonderful story and a Christian message that will edify the believer and strengthen the soul of the weary. Our goal is more than entertainment. Our goal is to touch the heart and how do we do that?


Special thanks to Clare Revell (pink) who co-authored this post. 


  1. Loved this post! Thanks for sharing! Just what I needed to hear.

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