Posted by: nancyisanders | March 10, 2017

Faith Building Fridays: The Door

Then Jesus said to them again, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.”

As writers, God opens doors for us or closes them. How comforting it is to be reassured that Jesus, Himself, IS the door for us as His scribes. Do you feel like you’re stuck in the sheep pen because of all the rejections you receive? Learn to hand over your manuscript that has just been rejected and work on the next manuscript He is calling you to write. He calls us to write and keep on writing whether or not the manuscripts are rejected. He is the door. He will take our manuscript where it is supposed to be on its journey through eternity. We’re just called to be His sheep…and as His scribes this calling means we continue to write no matter what the current market trends are or today’s publishing world does.

Dear God, Thank You for helping me keep my writing in perspective. Please encourage me to continue writing for Your glory even while I am inside the sheep pen. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Scribes: Devotions for Christian Writers is available at Amazon.


  1. Well said and something to hold onto when we doubt.

    Sent from my iPad


    • Thank you, Sherri. May your writer’s heart be filled with hope!

  2. Thanks, Nancy! I needed that this morning đŸ™‚ God bless!

    • You’re welcome. So glad you’re encouraged!

  3. I appreciate this encouragement, Nancy. Your speaking about God’s determining where each manuscript goes in eternity harks back to something you wrote once about using older manuscripts for family or other purposes even if they aren’t ever accepted for publication. I have often done this or written things for speaking to women’s and homeschooling groups, and this is a good reminder that these are important too! thank you for reminding us that Jesus is the gate!

    • Oh I’m so glad to hear this, Kathy. Thank you so much for sharing!!!! Blessings to you today.

  4. Hi Nancy!
    Thank you so much for your encouragement and mentoring.
    I began using your You Can Write! Book as a mentoring text in January. I have been applying your Writer’s triple Crown for success! And I’m excited to tell you I had a devotional accepted yesterday which I had submitted as one of my goals for publication. I’m still making adjustments, finding the best schedule for me at this time in my life, but I am happy to report, it works!!

    • Kelly, I’m so blessed to hear of your good news! I’m praying God will keep opening doors for you!

  5. Nancy, your blog post reminded me of our friend, the late Shirley Shibley. She was a women of faith who wrote for God’s glory.

    Sometimes she too would get discouraged. When this happened, we would remind each other about God’s economy. To Him, or writing had great value.

    • What a godly woman and example to all of us she was!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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