Serving the Master

“When did you decide to become a writer?”

Ask any true writer this question and they will probably not even answer you. It’s like asking, ‘so when did you decide to become human?’ or ‘when did you decide to start breathing?’

You don’t decide to become a writer. It’s just what you are. Yes, okay, you could perhaps decide to spend more time writing and make more of an effort in actually publishing something. But being a writer is something you have absolutely no control over.

I have decided years ago that since this is what I am, I will be it for God. He knows the when, where, why and how. All I need to do is to be what He created me to be, He will take care of the rest.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Col 3:23-24 ESV

Being His writer comes with a huge responsibility. It’s about crucifying yourself and making His voice louder than yours. It’s about leading readers to the Word through your words. Every word written is a seed sown into His kingdom.

For this reason I take writing what God wants me to write very seriously. Especially when it comes to writing for children. Therefore I was in continuous prayer about writing a second ‘Little Lambs Learning’ book after publishing ‘Little Lambs Learning about Fruit of the Spirit’ in 2020.

God promises: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” – Ps 32:8 ESV. And true to this promise, He woke me one morning at 3:00 AM with a word from Ezekiel 34:11-24. I was surprised to read another account, apart from the well known accounts in Psalm 23 and John 10, about God being like a Shepherd seeking out and taking care of his flock.

Since the ‘Little Lambs Learning’ book was all about little lambs from the Good Shepherd’s flock, I was wondering if this was God telling me to write another ‘Little Lambs’ book. So I asked Him for another sign if this was indeed the case.

The next morning, while traveling home from holiday, I noticed a small, random notice board along the high-way reading: ‘Little Lambs of His Flock”

This made my heart do a double flip for two reasons. One, it was, well, about little lambs. And two, ‘Little Lambs of His Flock’ was the initial title for the book before I changed it to ‘Little Lambs Learning’ for the sake of alliteration.

So, there you have it. The reason why I have written and published a second children’s book called ‘Little Lambs Learning some Proverbs.

Here’s the blurb:

Timmy and Sonia are two little lambs from the Good Shepherd’s flock. Like all little lambs, they love to play and explore. Join them as they learn Biblical principles and values from their everyday adventures.
Through this charming book, children will learn some of the Biblical Proverbs through five separate stories, that are easy to relate to and lots of fun to read.
Each story ends with relevant Scripture to encourage discussion. There is also opportunity for children to write their own story, with their very own illustrations, at the end of the book.

I pray that this book will bless every reader, big and small. May the seeds sown here bear fruit to the glory of God’s kingdom. May His voice be louder than mine.

God bless

Madeleine

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Published by Madeleine Venter

I am a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, author, blogger, homeschooling mother to a wonderful daughter and married to my best friend. My motto in life: Believing is seeing.

2 thoughts on “Serving the Master

  1. Madeleine, I love this concept! What a creative way of spreading the gospel to little ones. Well done!
    Re your comment about not becoming a writer, I totally agree with you. I had written and produced many plays and a whole stack of poetry long before I received God’s calling to be a writer!

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    1. Thank you, Shirley!
      Isn’t it amazing how God just uses what you love doing? I pray that your writing will bear abundant fruit for His Kingdom!

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