|Posted on June 18, 2019 at 10:50 AM|
And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samara, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8b
After Jesus’ Resurrection and before he ascended into heaven, he commissioned his twelve disciples to share the good news about him with the world. But instead of commissioning them to share the good news first at the end of the earth, he told them to start in Jerusalem.
It’s important to follow the same strategy Jesus gave his disciples when you begin writing for ministry and publication. As a new writer, rather than submitting your work to a national publication, start with a local one. For example, submit an article you've written to a local magazine; submit a poem or a devotional to your church's newsletter; write your own blog and send it to family and friends, or write an opinion-editorial piece and submit it to your local newspaper. As your writings are accepted for publication in the smaller markets and your credibility and confidence increases, the time will come when you’ll be ready to submit your writings to the larger ones.
Are you ready to make an impact on the world today using your Christian writings? Then start first in your Jerusalem.
Sharing the journey,
Responding to God’s call to write for ministry: Think of one place you can begin submitting your writings for publication locally? Post your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you.