Faith: Is Your Life a Page-Turner?

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But the fruit of the Spirit is … faithfulness  Galatians 5:22-23

My friend always reads the last few pages of a book first.  She wants to be sure that she won’t be disappointed by the ending!  When I read a book I want to be surprised.  I don’t want to know what happens.  Part of the fun of a book is the journey that it takes me on.  But – I need to trust the author.

When I choose books to read, I often choose based on the person who wrote the book.  I like surprises but I want to trust that the experience of reading will entertain, delight and grow me.

My faith is like that. My faith in God intersects my action in the world.   Faith allows me step out on the journey.  But – I need to trust the author.

Can I embrace my own story despite the uncertainties of my life? I can’t flip to the end and read my final pages or even look ahead to the next chapter. But I can put my faith in the One writing the story.

 “To be certain of God is to be certain in all our ways.  You never know what a day may bring.  This is generally said with a sign of sadness; it should rather be an expression of breathless expectation.”  Oswald Chambers

Faith allows me to take life’s uncertainties and live in them boldly.  I can trust the God through the plot twists of life because I know He’s writing a good book.

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 Hebrews 12:1-2

I’m praying for my life to be a page-turner. How about you?

Laurie and Betsy

http://www.WritingSisters

0 comment on Faith: Is Your Life a Page-Turner?

  1. elainemanders
    July 12, 2013 at 8:05 am (6 years ago)

    I’ve approached that part of life called resolution, since I’m retired. Everything should be tied up in a neat conclusion, but like a really good book, it isn’t. There’s one more surprise, one more conflict (I say one, though it might be several for all I know.)

    I don’t know anyone whose life doesn’t read like a book. We all go through phrases of conflict and resolution, conflict and climax, twists, turns and surprises. Like well developed characters, we should have grown over the years, lived our love stories, found our purpose in life, and worked to fulfill it, hoping to please our Author.

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  2. Mona Hodgson
    July 12, 2013 at 9:22 am (6 years ago)

    Amen. And thanks for this! My Utmost for His Highest against this week, and soaking it in.

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  3. Kathy Roberts
    July 12, 2013 at 9:24 am (6 years ago)

    I couldn’t agree more ! Your words are a daily inspiration. Thank you for taking the time to show His love through your expressions. Your writings shore up many people in my life.

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  4. Jennifer
    July 12, 2013 at 9:47 am (6 years ago)

    The trust message is everywhere I turn. I think I’d better listen 🙂

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  5. Terry
    July 12, 2013 at 10:22 am (6 years ago)

    there is nothing more exciting than living with our faith!

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  6. bennetta faire
    July 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm (6 years ago)

    This is wonderful! And I dare say my life would be a page-turner, but that I probably can’t write it that way! So instead, I’m writing what I hope will be a page-turner novel–thanks for your encouragement in this project, I’m beginning to learn about discipline (but have a ways yet to go). God bless you, Sisters!

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  7. Shelly
    July 15, 2013 at 8:23 am (6 years ago)

    Amen and amen! We can completely trust the Lord because He is completely trustworthy. Even when things don’t seem to be working out the way we would like them to, we need to trust that God knows what is best and remind ourselves of His sovereignty in our lives. Blessings!

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  8. apronheadlilly
    July 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m with you except I would prefer a bit less drama and a very happy ending!

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