Writing blessing witness causes growth
Writing blessing witness causes growth and foolish surprises. It’s still amazing that I’m surprised or growing. As I’ve been sharing what the Lord has been doing for me in writing fiction, I’ve been blessed far more than I expected.
Now, the Lord exceeding expectations is hardly unusual, but I feel I need to bear witness to what He’s been doing in my life. It’s certainly not that I’m special. In fact, it’s a testimony of my damage and weakness. But the blessings have still amazed me.
As I’ve written several times, I’m writing paranormal Christian fiction about superheroes in the Kingdom. As one of my characters mentioned in the latest book, talking about Christian superheroes, “their super powers are radical obedience, fast repentance, and unswerving faith.”
But writing about my blessing witness has caused major growth
I assume this happens with many of you. But, when I am writing, I need to strongly believe what I am saying. Especially for spiritual reality, I can only share the truth as I know it.
As I’ve shared in other posts, these paranormal/supernatural bits happening to my characters are often based on my experiences. After doing this for nearly fifty years, I have a plethora of experiences from which to pick.
So, their daily walk in the Holy Spirit resembles my personal walk. Especially since my wife died, I’ve turned strongly to the Lord. At my age, I’m likely to meet the Lord face to face in the near future, probably in the Rapture, but at almost 77 years old one never knows any more. So, my faith has resumed a vigor I have not experienced since I was transformed by meeting Him in 1974.
So, my characters often share my struggles and triumphs—so sue me
But, we are called to be witnesses, sharing what we have directly seen, heard, and experienced. Most of us are not called to preach. But we are all called to witness. Not to report about Jesus, but to share what He has done in my life recently.
My witness is that more and more I am living the life I want and hope my characters will live. It started by writing about characters that were living far beyond what I have attained. But as my characters became more real, I found myself living the same way and seeing a resurgence of power in my life.
It’s all the Lord. I pray for the anointing and He transforms my stories. But as I realize the truth in His transformations, I find I want to live that way also. His spiritual blessing on my personal life commonly brings me to worship. What a Lord and King He is! I praise you, Jesus, for your love and power.