Working with the Holy Spirit on your book
Here’s where the rubber meets the road. If the Holy Spirit is deeply involved in your conscious life, He offers you help of which the world has no concept. Paul tells us that Jesus is our righteousness and our wisdom. The Holy Spirit knows what the Father wants from your book, and if you ask, He’ll share that with you. You know how subtly he works in your life. How would that wisdom transform the twists and turns of your plots and story lines? He’s always delivering me in ways I would have never imagined. He can show you how to do that with characters.
The Holy Spirit is so gentle and loving in His work that you will not have to worry about offending people, or missing the point. He can get the message across without preaching or bludgeoning the readers with your Bible. He’s so creative that blowing apart writer’s block is a small thing. He can give you characters who truly touch the hearts of your readers and get them deeply involved in the world you create. Remember, he can create out of nothing. It’s easy for Him to help you create a world and populate it. As far as I can tell, He loves helping me do that.
More than that, the Holy Spirit gives me discernment when I use a word which will offend—when that is not my intention. He gives me the wisdom to touch your heart—because he knows your heart as well as he knows mine.
This is an excerpt from my book, “Writing In Holiness: Yet Keeping It Real.”
It’s about getting your books in alignment with God’s call on your life and His vision for your work. It teaches you how to write books, fiction and non-fiction, which transform lives and sell to all the people the Lord wants to read your work.