. . . it is definitely one of the most amazing experiences in life. Turning my writing over to Him and asking Him to use me and what I write is one of the best decisions I've ever made. It's given me wonderful experiences that, no matter how small, always fill me with awe. Experiences like coming up with the title for Every Tear or being given the perfect line for an important part in a book when I've prayed for it. It's amazing how God can speak to you even if you don't even realize it at first. I am a Christian who admittedly has trouble witnessing verbally, but I feel God has given me the power to do it through writing. I never felt I could come up with the right words to explain faith and other things to people, but many times, especially lately, I find myself reading over what I write and thinking, "Wow, I didn't know I could write something like that or explain it that way," and I know it's all coming from Him. Now that I've begun writing Makilien which is an allegory of becoming a Christian, living a Christian life, and battling the forces of Satan, I've had so many of those wowing moments and I've only just started. Seeing the ways God has directed me into using my fantasy stories, that once had no meaning, to paint a picture of life with and without Him is very awe-inspiring and satisfying. One of my favorite verses is: Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. - Proverbs 16:3 NIV I always keep that verse before me when I'm writing because when I do commit my work to God and ask Him to help me write in a way that glorifies Him, it's then that my writing is at its best and I am able to write better than I first thought I could.
"I've got a bad feeling about this."
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