A Writer’s Dream


I want to put down some writing dreams here. They may not come to pass, but who knows. Scripture does say that when we’re delighting in the Lord (which I am), he plants in us our hearts desires. So I want to give expression to those desires as best as I am able.

I would love to see my first book become a best-seller in Father’s family–the body of Christ. I would like this for three reasons

  • That would mean that thousands were reading it and being helped to a better understanding of how valuable they are to their heavenly Father. It would mean that others might come to know Jesus through it. I would hope that it would open a witness for Christ that might not otherwise be opened.
  • The success of the book would generate money to underwrite my writing vocation. That money would be used to finance other books, and the tithe would help fund other ministries (Frontline, New Life, anti-trafficking, Christian camping, etc).
  • I would be enabled to write, coach, and speak exclusively.

This is my dream.

Reality is that first books do not usually do that well. I can only hope and pray that because God is my agent (this was His word to me, though I’m not sure what that means. I simply trust Him and do what I can to be available), this book may surprise those statistics. On the other hand, writing is what I was born to do. I write what I would like to read. What I would find edifying and encouraging. So I’ll keep at it. As long as someone will read.

What is your dream?

©2009, David C Alves


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