Eleven Word Devotion #1

Inspired by the 100 Word Challenge, I wanted a challenge that blended my desire to write with the Word of God, the Bible. John 1:1 (hence the eleven) says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” God created with words, and He let’s us do the same; I think that’s awesome.

This is the challenge. Every Saturday morning, I’ll provide a word, a name, a phrase, a verse, or a couple of verses as a focus for your creative thinking. You have exactly eleven words to write a response. Meditate on the prompt and craft an eleven word act of writing that points us towards God – an Eleven Word Devotion.

To enter, publish your Eleven Word Devotion to your blog, and then type the link into a comment beneath that week’s prompt. Be sure to include a link back to the EWD for the week, so others can participate. You can use the EWD graphic too. (You can see an example, here)

Part of the experience is to read one another’s Eleven Word Devotions and comment – consider it a form of blogosphere fellowship.

The first prompt, for the week of January 28, 2012, is:

My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.(Psalm 25:15 ESV)


About ryan85

A son, a brother, a husband, a father of eight, and a friend. A follower of Jesus Christ. A fan of the Seminoles and all teams Atlanta. I write, I read, and teach when I can. I prefer red pens. I'm easily distracted. I've lived in Augusta, GA, northern Minnesota, the beautiful western NC mountains, and Tallahassee, FL - Go 'Noles. I played football for FSU, was on the national championship team in 1999, and took a few snaps with the Pittsburgh Steelers. My favorite colors are fluorescent yellow, and Garnet & Gold. I drive a minivan and think it's cool.
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13 Responses to Eleven Word Devotion #1

  1. mamaweso says:

    Looking up shows total trust because man instinctively focuses on circumstances.

    (What if I don’t have a blog? Did I do this correctly? Am I confused? Are you confused?)

    • ryan85 says:

      You did it perfectly! The goal is to meditate on the passage and express how God ministered to you with His words. Maybe your words will minister to others. I’m not confused 😉

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  3. He will shine the light. I just need to follow Him.

    • ryan85 says:

      Nicely done!

      I wish we weren’t so content in darkness.

      Feel free to post it on your blog though, and then just put the link here in the comments. That way people can comment directly to you and you can spread the idea to those who read your blog. You can look at mine as an example.

  4. And I see that His eyes are also toward me: Rescuer!

  5. Jeni Sprague says:

    I focus on heaven above and marvel in His saving love.

  6. bethbrighton says:

    “My eyes are ever toward the LORD,
    for He will pluck my feet out of the net.
    Psalm 25:15 ESV

    The LORD rewards focused faith with rescue, deliverance, safety, security, Hope!

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