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Christian Writing: Timeliness In writing
Christian Writing: Timeliness in Writing
To look at the need, gains and means of meeting up with editorial and submission deadlines
Understanding the causes,
prevention (if possible) and practical way out of writers block experiences
A.
THE NEED TO BE TIMELY
1.
While God's message are timeless, they are timely for some people
Isaiah 55
11
ü
Highlight the different phases of the prophets' writings
2.
There is time for everything
Proverbs 25
11
, Ecclesiastics 3
1,11
ü
When is a writing beautifully timed?
3.
Burden builds or dissipate with time
Isaiah 50
4
ü
How do you maintain a burden?
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B.
THE MEANS TO TIMELINESS
1.
Keep your axe sharpened
a)
You need to be sensitive in your spirit
Jude 1
3
ü
What are the challenges to being sensitive in the spirit?
b)
Your spirit is sensitive when under the influence of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2
9-16
ü
Highlight the effect of being under the Spirit's influence
c)
The influence of the Spirit is encouraged by a healthy relationship with the word
Ezekiel 2
1,2
, John 6
63
ü
A healthy relationship with the word require
i.
Studying
ii.
Meditation
iii.
Obedience
iv.
Consistency
v.
v.
vii.
vi.
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b)
Time management has to do with
i.
Organization: orderliness by virtue of being methodical, structured and systematic
Proverbs 30
27
ü
Identify the structure you need to put in place in your life
2.
Your time management is not peculiar to writing
a)
Your deadline culture is a function of your general time management
Ecclesiastes 8
6
ü
Highlight areas of your life that requires better time management
ii.
Prioritization: an established order of importance or urgency
Proverbs 30
25
ü
Identify your priorities on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis
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c)
Doing the right things as against doing things right saves you time
1Chronicles 13
6-14
ü
Identify areas where you can gain more time
C.
THE GAINS OF TIMELINESS
1.
Timeliness presents you as reliable to
a)
God, who entrusts you with his treasure
2 Corinthians 3
6
; 4
7
ü
Highlight how a trust should be handled
b)
Your editorial team and those who need your writings to progress in their part
Romans 12
4,5
, 1 Corinthians 12
26,27
ü
Discuss the impact of a missing/redundant body part on the whole body
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c)
Your readers, who are hungry for more of God through your ministry John 6
48
,
Matthew 15
32
, 1 Timothy 4
6
ü
Highlight the possible outcomes of leaving hungry people hungry
2.
Reliability is an attribute of faithfulness
Proverbs 13
17
; 25
13
ü
Highlight the indices of reliability
3.
Faithfulness open greater platforms for you
Matthew 25
29
ü
Recount your experiences of opportunities leading to further opportunities
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