Experiencing the touch of God

When I was little, serving God seemed daunting and, to be quite honest, difficult. So, how is it I wake every morning and get to glorify my Lord and Savior with my writing?

I never expected God would bless my faithfulness.

To understand those words, you need to know I struggled through High School, nearly failing English. I didn’t read a book for pleasure until years after completing University. And, I am the queen of using the wrong word, making my sentences hysterical when that is not my intention.

Writing does not come easy to me, but I needed to get creative when I no longer had a platform to share Jesus the way I had been. Sharing Christ verbally is challenging for me. I shut down, mix up my words, and my mind goes blank. But allow me time to process and rework a thought in my mind, and the result is often usable.

Please know I didn’t wake up one morning and write a novel. The author’s journey is hard and entails far more administrative work than I could have imagined. If it were not for the many who walk beside me in my writing ministry to get my books into a readable format, I may have quit.

Individuals like my beta and ARC readers love on me better than I deserve. They believe in me and support me even when I’m not sure I am making a difference or if there is another word in my head. They encourage me to push through and finish the race set before me.

Being an author should not be a glamorous job. I’m no different from another who is sharing Jesus Christ using the giftedness God gave them. My job is to provide an escape where readers can see Christ working in a character’s life. If I do this well, readers will see the parallels of how God can work in their life.

What I do is one small part of a bigger picture.

Yet, God is personal enough that I have tangibly felt His pat on the back through Barr26 Publishing. Why they featured me in their August 2022 issue of Romantique Magazine, I cannot fathom, but I am thankful.

If you are reading this, you likely play a part in my writing ministry. There is no way I made it this far on my journey alone. Thank you for walking it with me. You can view the featured article here.

Published by Author Heidi Gray McGill

Heidi and her husband of over thirty years live in South Carolina. Besides writing Christian fiction with relatable characters in life-changing stories, Heidi relishes time with family and friends. She enjoys scrapbooking, playing games, traveling, and building bridges with her grandsons that must fall with a loud crash and usually involve a monster truck.

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