“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” Psalm 45
As an author, I read the Bible and lessons learned and scripture are used in my novels. All my life I’ve felt I could explain myself better in writing than verbally, and I’ve put my pen to paper many times during my life to write letters, cards, poems, short stories, novellas, and novels. There is something about letting myself and my thoughts freely roam and a medium point blue Bic pen and spiral notebook that lets the words flow, especially when I’m outdoors listening to, seeing, and feeling the canvas God created.
I remember a time long ago when I struggled so to get a book accepted for publication. Since that time, I’ve had four paperbacks published, and I’ve published over twenty ebooks independently. The good Lord has blessed me and allowed me to write for Him. Even if I would try to leave Him out of a book on purpose, it wouldn’t happen. I’m a Christian author. No matter the genre, I can’t hide the fact, and I don’t bother to try. He comes up in my writing just as He does daily in my thoughts and prayers. I can’t write a book without Him, and I wouldn’t want to. He gifted me with the ability, and I write for Him. It’s my choice, my love, and my passion.
No matter what I do, I can’t leave Him out of my life. His name is on my tongue and pours out of my pen in sprawled blue ink across the pages of many spiral notebooks. The spirals would be garbage to anyone else who probably couldn’t even figure out the writing to read them, but to me they’re much more than old notebooks. They’re a relationship with my Lord, and I thank Him for blessing me with the ability to lose myself in writing for Him. Through writing, my relationship with Him has grown and turned into a personal one.
Dear Lord, thank you for Your encouraging Word and the gift of eternal life through Your son, Jesus. Thank you for opening my eyes to scripture, Your Word, Your World, and allowing me to write for You. Please bless my writing and let it be worthy in Your eyes to help and bless others and allow them entertainment and enjoyment. Most of all, may readers be blessed with their own personal relationship with You. There is nothing else like it in the world. I thank you for it. Amen.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
Copyright B. J. Robinson 2011
About the Author
Bio: B. J. Robinson writes Amazon best-selling Christian and inspirational romance from Florida where she is blessed with family and pets. Last Resort is her debut Christian romantic suspense. Meet Me at the River is a short book of devotionals and short stories, including a story titled “Lisa Has Her Wings” inspired by her sister. She’s penned books in romantic suspense, mystery, contemporary romance, and historical romance to give her readers a selection from which to choose. Her latest novel is The Officer and the Belle, and you may visit her at http://barbarajrobinson.blogspot.com.