The school’s Book Fair just happened to coincide with Grandparent’s Week. That’s pretty good planning I think. As we took the three youngest grands into their elementary school and down the hall into the library we discovered they had already spied the book each one wanted. It didn’t take any time at all to purchase those stories and write their names in them.
God wants us to know this morning that He purchased our stories for us before the foundation of the world. We may shop for what we think we want in life but when we find out what He has already bought for us we can quickly take that story, our personal story of faith, without need to spend money or worry if we can afford it. It is finished.
Oh beloved, your story is outstanding! On the shelf of faith it is a best seller! Every story line and twist is tailor made for your walk of faith. Even when the plot thickens and you don’t know how things will turn out, God says I am that I am. I work all things together for your good and My glory! The story of your life began before you were even born. It was formulated in the Mind and Heart of the One who knows you best and loves you most! Father God is the Author and Finisher of your faith story! Jesus is the Hero who died for you and rose again so you would have resurrection days all through your story! The Holy Spirit within you makes beautiful music for you weaving His miraculous, extraordinary essence throughout! This is no ordinary tale of woe, heartbreak, fear, worry, and it never finished with a sad ending. No, beloved, your story is full of intrigue, victory, courage, faith and it will finish well because God says so!
It’s time for you to lay aside the false story that the enemy has tried to get you to keep reading over and over. The enemy wants to rewrite the fictitious story of your life and make you believe it’s true! But this is your day to embrace the truth about your life and live it with all your heart!
God loves you and He’s for you! That’s your destiny in writing – God breathed in the Word and performed by Him throughout your life. Rejoice as you let God arise and believe with your whole heart as you live out the story God says about you all the rest of your life!
1 John 5:4 For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]. AMP
Romans 8:28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. AMP
Psalm 139:16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
Psalm 34:22 The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.