I configure reality to tell truth and what a joy it is. I have changed a lot to the point where I prefer writing fiction. That is stated by a man who would have told you that nonfiction was what He did best—a year ago.
I have come to see that much of my scripture teaching works better in dialog—often converting scripture to part of the conversation. When I talk with people, I’m normally praying that the Holy Spirit will anoint what I say. I’m very aware that the sword of the spirit in our spiritual armor is anointed words provided by the Holy Spirit. The word of God here is actually a rhema—targeted speech converted by the Holy Spirit into a specific word which will touch that person at that particular time.
I configure reality to tell truth in joy
I’m working on the umpteenth editorial pass through my newest book, Haugean Indulgence. It’s book three of my new series which I have released in the past couple weeks. I am working on a scene where the people in the book publishing department of the school are discussing what the Lord wants them to be writing. The Lord has told them that He intends to make the truth known in a college run by religious people focused on doctrine.
Doctrine is defined as man’s attempt to convert Truth into policy. That policy is dead religion [by definition] and virtually useless in helping people meet the Lord. Policy makes ministry very difficult. The Lord, and His Holy Spirit, always speak Truth, not policy.
So, this scene has the publisher, editor-in-chief, and five authors, in a conference room, seeking the Lord to discern what He wants them to be producing, in addition to their fiction. The editor-in chief is a woman with over thirty years editing experience in a publishing company which became rigidly woke. By that time, she was the head developmental editor. The Lord finally set her free of that [a fun little tale].
This little passage struck me this morning, so I thought I’d share it:
Sakura was really getting into her fiction also. A lot of her first book was partially autobiographical. It was an occult thriller from the side of the believer. The reality of it was gripping, and very joyful.
Asáli said to her husband, “I never would have thought that I would enjoy working with fiction as I do. What a joy it is. We get to configure reality to tell more spiritually specific tales.”
I realized that what the editor, Asáli, spoke has become my reality. I just though I’d share…