Are you overflowing with the joy of the Holy Spirit and looking for ways to let that joy spill onto others? Have you attended a Christian Educators event such as AWAKE or LIFT and as a result have an inspiring testimony to share? Have you witnessed God working in your personal life or career and/or through you in the life of a colleague, student, or family member and want to shout it from the rooftops? Has God revealed a truth to you and you want to find a way to bless others with that truth?
If so, Christian Educators has the perfect opportunity for you as a Daily Devotional author…And you don’t have to be an experienced writer to contribute! All you need is a desire to point readers to Jesus!
We can’t wait to hear your story!
Scripture: Please include a relevant Scripture verse at the beginning.
Keep it short. Typically, devotions are 200-500 words. Try to keep the paragraphs short as well. Sentences should be clear, concise, and to the point. You can make the most of this condensed form of writing by carefully choosing each word for a specific purpose.
Grab attention with a hook. Open with a hook—an attention-grabbing statement to hook your audience into reading the rest of the devotion. You can start with a question or an intriguing statement. Or you can set the scene by telling a story.
Journey with your reader. Your reader doesn’t want to feel like they are being lectured. Instead, you can write in a way that invokes a feeling that you’re on a journey together. You can use a phrase such as “Dear Fellow Christian Educators.” You could also use inclusive phrases like: “Maybe you’ve found yourself worried” or “No doubt you too have thought.”
Teach one main point based on a Scripture (please include at least one relevant scripture). This is where you’ve been leading your reader—here you can explain the main point of the verse and how it relates to your overall message. You might start by explaining why the verse impacted you, and then unfold the truths and treasures of the Scripture. Again, try to keep the focus tight and clear so that your reader is more likely to remember the valuable truth you are sharing.
Conclude with a quick summary and call to action. The conclusion can be a few sentences summarizing your main point, but be careful to not introduce any new material. This is also a place where you can include a call to action, challenging the reader to apply what they’ve learned. A prayer is another effective way to end a devotional and provide a call to action for the reader.
Prayer: Please include a prayer that relates to your message at the end of the devotional.
Bio: Please include a short, 1-2 sentence bio: Ex. – Joe Smith is a member and a middle school math teacher from Cleveland, OH.
*Please note: We do not offer compensation to our Daily Devotional writers.
To be considered for publication, please email your devotional to: devotionals@
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