C.S Lewis was 16 and picked up “phantastes” in a small second hand bookstore at a train station. Lewis said that MacDonald’s work ‘baptized’ his imagination. Lewis went on to create many amazing stories that have inspired millions.
In spiritual direction part of the work to be done is not just about one’s relationship with Christ in the past or in the present but what will it look like…creating a ‘way’ of Jesus in one’s own life. Asking the Father for glimpses of what a life in Him will look like…being formed into His character and patterns. A spiritual director can be helpful to ask questions and give directions for your conversations with the Father and help to listen to His spirit for direction.