It’s God who does the choosing of how He sees fit using and blessing us with riches of His grace.
And it’s God who sets in motion every dream, and thought, and notion, and answers us when we kneel to pray.
And it’s God who makes a winner from a helpless, hopeless sinner, and shows us how to better run the race.
And it’s God who knows the hour when He’ll show His mighty power, and all mankind will look upon His face.
Friend, you are not alone on the journey of following Christ. And, if you’re a steward of story, you are not alone I that special calling. You may be a published writer, or someone–like me–who dreams of that experience. But if you know God, you’ve already had the greatest blessing possible: you are a child of the King! And, don’t forget, our God is a writer…He wrote your name in the Lamb’s Book Of Life.
Write on, my friend. You’ll never write alone when God is your Heavenly Father. Have a great weekend.
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?