Writers and Spiritual Warfare

Make yourself familiar with angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you. (St. Francis de Sales)

The longer I walk the journey of discipleship I become more and more convinced that the call to write for God is a call to battle. This call to duty is not based on my value as a human being, but on the particular stewardship that God has entrusted to me: the stewardship of story. Every Christian has a place on the spiritual battlefield. All followers of Jesus are participants. There are no bleachers in which we can leisurely sit and chomp popcorn and drink the beverage of our choice. We are soldiers, not fans.

Every Christian is gifted…which is another way of saying that every Christian is equipped to take part in the warfare between light and darkness. There’s no sitting this one out. Stewardship brings responsibility.

I believe that my writing is a part of the battle. I want to show how God’s light can penetrate the darkness. I want to use the power of story to testify to how God’s power can reverse the curse. What an awesome privilege indeed! God can use our stories to bring victory in readers lives.

How do you think Christian fiction has helped you fight the spiritual battle in your life?




Filed under Christian Fiction, Christian Growth, Christian Life, Writing

5 responses to “Writers and Spiritual Warfare

  1. Larry:

    You inspire me with your posts. Keep it up!

  2. Mary Gessner

    This is excellent. The challenge is to discover exactly “what” that specific niche or calling is for each of us.

  3. xandert

    For me, Christian fiction has actually helped me learn to recognize some of the lies of Satan that I’d been believing about myself, about the people around me, about the God I serve. Through my own writing, I hope people look at their relationships with God a bit differently by the time they finish reading.

    We are, indeed, embroiled in a war every single day, but it seems like so many Christians really don’t get that. They’re sitting on the bench doing their own thing when they should be fighting.

    Excellent post, Larry!

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