Scripture Reading…Hebrews 11:30-40
How many times have you listened to someone tell their story and thought, “Wow! I wish God would move in my life like that!” I want you to know that He is moving in your life! You may not notice it because you are living it! Like when you see an old friend, you can notice the changes that have occurred over time in them, but not so much yourself. God is at work in your life. You have determined to develop the Fruit of the Spirit in your life, (Galatians 5:22-23) and there’s no way to develop those Spiritual characteristics without His leading! You share a connection to your Father. He sees you as His child, and He will never leave you, (Hebrews 13:5-6).
Your story is ongoing. In fact, your story is His story! God is the central figure of your story, and we would do well to consider ourselves as “supporting actors.” It’s OK to not understand how everything connects. You know the one who does know those things. So, live in such a way that magnifies Him. Live out your part of His story so that everyone knows who is the real Hero, the real central figure that this story is all about! Isn’t that a lesson we could take from Hebrews 11:30-40? We see faithful people living into the connection they have with the Father. Even to the point of physical death, but life eternal!
When we accept our role as unfinished works of grace, we relieve ourselves of the pressure to make sense of it all. We can draw closer to the Lord, closer to Jesus. We can strengthen the connection God made with us and become all He ever planned for us to be. His child, safe in His arms, for eternity.
CHALLENGE FOR THE DAY
Walk at least one mile today.
Respond to the online community.
Ask God to do something that seems impossible this week. Maybe it’s a bad situation that needs improvement, a broken friendship that needs to be restored, or something else. You may never see it happen but have faith that God hears your prayer.