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)


  1. 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?)

    1. 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 😉

    1. 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.

  2. “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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