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Experiencing LIFE Today - Sept. 27, 2011

  • 2011 Sep 27


Your role in the Great Story

“God created man because He loves good stories.” —Elie Wiesel

Good stories. We love them. We watch them. We read about them. And we are living them. Almost all good stories follow a pattern.

  • First, everything starts outideal and happy.
  • Second, a crisis emerges or explodes—something terrible that destroys the ideal with serious consequences.
  • Then, the Hero arrives and sacrificially intervenes to fix the problem and clean up the mess.
  • Finally, the story ends with some form of restoration. Though the world might never be the same, and consequences remain, good stories generally end well—some sort of “happily ever after.”

By understanding the pattern of a good story, we can easily see that we are living in the midst of something epic—the Great Story—the story of Eden and Satan and Jesus and us and Heaven. As you read through the Bible, you will see that outline laid out for you—and we are still right in the middle of it—one big story being lived out in a thousand little stories day by day.

"… For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose." – Philippians 2:13

  • What roles are you playing in this Great Story?
  • If you had a clearer, big-picture perspective of the Great Story, would that affect the roles you play?

Holy Spirit, I want to live out my role in the Great Story! I believe that You live in me. I believe You are at work in me according to God's good purposes. Quiet my mind so that I can sense Your leading as You direct me and empower me to live out the roles that You have prepared for me today. Amen.

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