Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jesus, the Author

A great deal of peace came over me this morning as I was praying. Peace that I really needed. I would be lying if I said we were not freaking out some days. In 7 DAYS, we are moving to Africa for TWO YEARS!! That is crazy and scary....as excited as we are.

This morning, as I prayed the Lord gave me two "visions".

Hebrews 12:2 tells us to "fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith". God is the Author of our faith, the author of our lives. Authors form and shape the story. They create, imagine and write it all out. God is the author of this calling and the story that is about to unfold in our family in the next two years. If we land, on January 14th and FIX OUR EYES on Jesus, he will be in charge of forming this story. And he wants to do the same in your life.

The other night, for fun, I made a little video of Davis and his cousins using iMovie. I was able to add credits to the end. This morning, the Lord reminded me of that credits screen. I envisioned it coning at the end of each day of our lives:

Jesus....as provider
Jesus....as protector
Jesus.....as healer
Jesus.....as the main character
Jesus......as the producer
Jesus.......as the director
Supporting actors....

Really, at the end of it all, Jesus wants the credit! Whether we use imagery of a book (author) or a movie (actor), Jesus is he star of our show. It helped me so much this morning to get myself out of the center again and keep putting Jesus back where he belongs.

I invite you to do the same this year.


Anonymous said...

Very encouraging for this season of our lives! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love that idea of the credits screen! So cool.