What’s In Your Library?

If I could go back thirty years and start a new career, I would be a reporter. All people are interesting! Everyone has a story to tell. I would want to know what my subject was like as a child, who in their life influenced them the most and what they live for and why. What do they regret? Do they know God? Have they been changed by God’s Word? Our lives are shaped by so many experiences, yielding life lessons learned. Our experiences could fill volumes of books.

If we did put all of this knowledge and experience and into books, we would have a sort of “life library.” Then, we could check out any of the books at any time and re-read them. That begs the question, “Would we want to?” Is it worth opening some of the books again? David would say so. He was appreciative of God’s provision for him. This is what he would tell us to do…

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19-20 NIV

Checking out those stored away “books” can make us grateful for all the people that He allowed in our lives. Great teachers, loving family, shepherding pastors and sweet friends are all blessings from God. Trials, although painful, can also be a reason for gratefulness. They can remind us of how God carried us through impossible situations and that is worthy of praise!

Dear Father,

We thank You for your plan for our lives. We thank You for being with us in all of our trials and helping us through them, knowing we couldn’t get through them in a way that honors You, without You.Thank you for our life library that helped shape us. Please continue to infiuence us for Your good.You are a good Father and loving God. We love You so much!Amen

GROWwork:

  1. Think back on your experiences. What person, pastor or event was instrumental in bringing you to Christ? If possible to do so, thank them.
  2. Write a prayer of thankfulness to God. See how many things you can think of to praise Him for.

Love and prayers to you all,

Tina


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