19 Apr 2018 Spring Stories?
What do you think when you see this picture? My heart races a little bit, and I think about all the possibilities of stories held on this shelf.
I would love to know what God-stories have transpired in your life this school year–maybe as a result of something you’ve learned, read, heard, or experienced. It’s encouraging to share these with each other as we are in community together. I’ll go first….
Recently, I was reading a book, and at the very end the author was encouraging the readers to be “Prisoners of Hope”. As God followers, we have the ultimate hope in Jesus, but don’t always live like it…especially when we confront something difficult. I’ve been examining some of the ways I have been more captive to fear than imprisoned by hope. The fear comes out in my words, my thoughts, and my actual body. My body revolts against me when it’s filled with fear and worry. I feel like a prisoner in my own body sometimes. My heart’s cry this week is that I would be imprisoned by HOPE and have no other way to turn because I’m bound up by Jesus’ love and protection.
So, what’s something you’re pondering?