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Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in 2018 Conference |

Quick Devotional Writing Tips

Writing devotionals is a great way to impact people for Christ. It is also terrific practice for teaching us to write tight—to say a lot in a few words. Keep these tips in mind while creating Christian devotionals.

Six things to remember:

  • Start with Scripture that your editor has given you, or you have chosen. Read it over and over again. Read it in different versions.
  • Pray over that Scripture. Ask God to show you what He wants you to say about it.
  • Determine the ONE truth you want readers to take away from your devotional.
  • Recall or create an anecdote, an incident or an object lesson that will illustrate that ONE truth to your readers.
  • Keep it short. Write about 250 words including your Scripture and challenge.
  • Follow your editor’s guidelines for length, format and Bible versions.

Voila! You have a devotional that will touch reader’s hearts as writing it touched yours.

–by Jean Hall

KCWC Planning Committee