Posted by: nancyisanders | October 7, 2016

Faith Building Fridays: Prosper

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with scoffers.
But they delight in doing everything the Lord wants;
day and night they think about his law.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season without fail.
Their leaves never wither,
and in all they do, they prosper.
-Psalm 1:1-3, NLT

The secret to prospering as a writer is not about measuring our success by the world’s standards. It’s all about measuring our success by God’s standards. Have you ever looked closely at a tree? It’s not a world traveler and nobody sees it except those who pass by. A tree stays right in one spot day after day and is considered prosperous if it bears the fruit it’s supposed to bear. A successful writer is one who sits down day after day at the computer, typing the words we’re called to write, delighting to do what God wants us to do, meditating on His Word as we write for His glory.

Dear God, my heart’s desire is to write the words You put on my heart. It truly doesn’t matter if I’m successful in the world’s eyes, as long as I know I’m prospering by bearing the fruit and completing the manuscripts you have called me to write. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Scribes: Devotions for Christian Writers is available at Amazon.


  1. Hi Nancy, I’ve been missing your inspiring and instructional posts.

    • Hi Kathleen, thanks for your kind words…I’ve been drowning in some deadlines…which is a good problem to have…and have not had time to surface yet to get back to my blog! It’s on my top priority, just below my daily deadline commitments, but so far I never make it past the first level of “have-to’s” to arrive at my “get-to” list. Thanks for your patience!

      • Glad to hear it’s a good reason keeping you from your blog. I’ll just read some of your past posts while you meet those deadlines. Thank you for all the work you do for children. My granddaughter Lily and I enjoy your stories and articles in Clubhouse Jr. God bless!

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