through His Word
I’m starting a jewelry and craft business this spring. I hope to have a shop on Etsy called “Olga’s Dresser,” named after an heirloom that belonged to my great-great grandmother. On top of this antique dresser, I plan to take pictures of the jewelry and journals I make, signifying that many of them will have the look of the past with some style and flare of the present.
Making jewelry has given me a new perspective on writing. I love matching just the right colored beads and pearls with just the right chains and rings. The jeweler is an artist. So is the writer.
As Bible study writers and devotional bloggers, we take the jewels of Scripture—its truths, promises, examples, and encouragement—and we “set” them in just the right presentation. We pair verses with insights and understanding, add stories and illustrations, and include application that touches and inspires the heart.
If you’re a Bible study writer or blogger, use the artistic skills God has given you, and follow His lead to craft a presentation of Scripture that sparkles. Truth in and of itself is radiant. How we present the truth can have even more of an impact in someone’s life. Proverbs 25:11 (NKJV) says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Our words spoken at just the right time in someone’s life are beautiful and precious to the person who receives them. So keep writing, and make it sparkle!
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