Publishing God’s Glory Stories
by Faye Wilson Walton
(Psalm 96:3, NLT).
You name it, I envisioned myself doing it. This included occupational therapy, teaching, learning to play guitar and scrapbooking. But writing a book? Though I’ve read many books in my lifetime, authoring one seemed far-fetched and unrealistic.
In my daily study of scripture I read about one glory story after another, of healing and deliverance. The Bible also revealed the awesome truth of Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. According to Hebrews 13:8, he still performs miracles in our lives. These accounts of transformations fascinated me. They also brought me closer to God, enabling me to see great things he could do in my life—including writing.
After realizing the power of story, I began to write about some of the “glorious deeds” God did for people during my life. Here are a few examples: 1) Through the music of the Christian rock band Mounted in the Open, a teenage comes to know Jesus. He is delivered from drugs, begins attending church and makes lifelong friendships. 2) A widow meets a gentleman through unlikely circumstances, finding true love again. 3) After experiencing humiliating set-backs, a middle-aged woman makes a new acquaintance. This person helps navigate her into a career she never considered but is passionate about.
These stories were too profound to keep to myself by leaving them unwritten. I was inspired by the scriptures to “Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does” (Psalm 96:3, NLT).
What about you? What glorious deed has God done in your life? What miracle or healing have you observed? There could be someone—even if it’s just one person—who needs to read your words.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for every person who has read this. I pray that it blesses them beyond measure. If there are people reluctant to share their words, I pray that they feel that nudge to put their words on paper. For those who are writing their stories, I pray for continued inspiration in the calling You have given them to write. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Faye Wilson Walton lives with her husband David in Knoxville, Tennessee. Follow her on https://www.facebook.com/fayewilsonwalton/ and Twitter @fayewwalton.
When she’s not writing, she’s baking, running, playing drums, or reading.