Fitbit for the Soul – Gleaning Writing Ideas from the Bible

hibiscusI recently heard a sermon by David Jeremiah and it reminded me how important the Bible is to our everyday life. It’s not an outdated piece of literature. Instead, it provides guidance for every situation. It allows us to keep our fingers on the pulse of our soul. It enables us to grow in countless ways. God speaks to us through His Word.

Want to know the kind of person to marry? There’s a verse for that. Want to know how to treat that annoying neighbor? There’s a verse for that. The Bible speaks to issues like how to treat the poor, how to live a life of integrity, and even how to relate to God.

Have you ever thought of reading your Bible with your Notes app open? If a passage speaks to you in a special way, other people will probably benefit from the insights you gather.

Writing that uses ideas generated from the Bible goes beyond devotions. Use those ideas in fiction and poetry. Write how-to articles on topics addressed in the Bible. Share personal experience pieces on how God used what you read to address struggles in your life. Do you write mysteries? Use the many historical stories as inspiration for a modern-day whodunit.

The Bible is the timeless book that shows us the way to know God. It can also be a source of inspiration for our writing.

© Deborah Christensen

Posted on January 13, 2020, in Bible, fiction, inspiration, mystery, nonfiction, poetry, screenplays, writer's life, writing, writing ideas, writing prompt and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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