Relentlessly Narratival

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We do violence to the Biblical revelation when we “use” it for what we can get out of it or what we think will provide colour and spice in our otherwise bland lives. That always results in a kind of “decorator spirituality” – God as enhancement. Christians are not interested in that; we are after something far bigger. When we submit our lives to what we read in Scripture, we find that we are not being led to see God in our stories but our stories in God’s. God is the larger context and plot in which our stories find themselves.
[Eat This Book – Eugene Peterson]

Can you picture God telling someone (maybe an angel in heaven or something) and including us in His story? Just a thought. I love that God is much bigger than I could ever figure out! Long may I continue to be woven into His story. What are we after? Simply… God. More of Him, less of me.

2 thoughts on “Relentlessly Narratival

  1. more of Him and less of me is a daily, often many times daily active surrender. . its hard. . I ask God daily to divide my soul from my spirit. . my soul wants to run things, my soul is the old me who rebelled against God and wanted to live without Him. When she’s in ‘power’, my spirit dies and that is the part of me that connects to God’s own spirit. . if there is no spirit to spirit connection, then God and I are strangers and His spirit can’t work in me or through me. . i am dead in that way. Its a life of discipline. . truly. ITS DIFFICULT! but yet its easy. . all i have to do is admit that I need help and when I surrender and ask for help, He moves right in to aid me.

  2. I love Eugene Peterson!
    I read the Message sometimes and think to myself: This guy really gets it!! The gospel is really as simple as he explains it!

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