So, it's day two of National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. I'm thinking about all my writer friends and wondering how to pray for them today. Did you know God is an author, too? Sure, we all know He wrote the Bible (I don't think any of my NaNoWriMo friends aspire to that level) but the Word also says He is the "author and perfecter of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2).
God knows what it is like to write, to create, just as they are doing. Though He does not struggle to find just the right word, and has never had to edit Himself; still He knows the process and how much work it is to compose. When He created us in His image, one facet of His personality that He imparted on them was the love of words and The Word.
The entire Hebrews passage follows for context:
1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3
NaNoWriMo is just one small lap in the race set before you all. I pray that in this portion of the race you are able to set aside all the encumbrances, sins and distractions that might keep you from your goal and that you endure this challenge to the final chapter.