As a writer, I regard two reference books to be of utmost importance to my work: the Bible, and Webster’s Dictionary.
In 2 Timothy, we are told: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV)
I had never researched the qualifications of Noah Webster;who was the original author of my prized dictionary. But now, I have read a little of his life’s story,and I must admit: I am inspired to go on writing.
Did you know the learned man was 70yrs. old when he published the first edition? The manuscript must have been his life’s work.
I also discovered: “He was forced to mortgage his home to develop a second edition, and his life from then on was plagued with debt”. But the one statement about this man’s life which impressed me most was his value of God’s Word: “Noah Webster was a Christian and famously said, ‘Education is useless without the Bible’.” (webstersdictionary1828.com)
Whenever I am tempted to surrender and feel defeated in my writing, I pray I might remember this man’s steadfast determination.
I also pray God will give you equal inspiration, as you follow your calling.
Be Blessed, Donna