Spiritual Battles and Writing
This morning I’m thinking about something that’s got my mind in a knot. I’d like your opinion.
If you read this blog regularly or follow me on Facebook or have read one or both of my books you know I write supernatural suspense. That means suspense that deals with the spiritual realm. And if you’ve read my books you know I always portray good over evil and that my stories have a significant and positive spiritual message to them. My question is: In dealing with the subject matter I do, am I tinkering with something I ought not be tinkering with?
The reason I ask: I emailed a friend (a missionary) an update on our family. He knows about my cancer and Caroline’s arthritis. He wrote back that in mentioning our trials to a friend she suggested maybe we were “willingly placing [ourselves] into a sphere for increased spiritual warfare challenges” because of the subject matter of my books. Now, my friend bookended that with “but greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
Obviously, that got me thinking. I’m not one to give a lot of credit to Satan or his minions, and I always thought our trials were simply part of living in a fallen world, but . . .
I know my books are impacting people for good. I’ve got a ton of emails from readers thanking me for the message in my books and telling me how that message has positively impacted them. But, well, it got me thinking.
I know this is heavy stuff, but any thoughts?