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Celebrate the Word

Day 3: Productive Writing Soil
Scripture: Genesis 1:9–13; Matthew 13:1–9

Meditation: On the third day God created plants and trees that bore seeds and were fruitful. But without God’s preparation of land and sea, His plants and trees could not have been healthy and productive.

Productive writing demands preparation, not only for the writing, but in the writer. It is only when you have prepared ground in yourself that you can expect your writing to flourish and be productive.

How well do you know your personal “writing soil?” Many writers are creative early in the morning, others when they are walking or driving. What is your fertile ground? Do you remember to use prayer to prepare the soil for your writing?

Prayer: Lord, I want to be a writer that bears fruit for you. Prepare my mind each time I write, so that what I sow with my words will flourish.

Creation Activity #1: Identify and list six specific characteristics about you and your writing habits. What activities or times of day contribute to your productivity?

Creation Activity #2: Visit a construction site and observe the various types of preparation that precede the act of building.

          Go to Day 4 of "Celebrate the Word"

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