Interacting with the Word
For the past year and a half or so, I've been working on developing a set of oral stories from the Word and the process has not gone as smoothly as I hoped or imagined. It seems like I've hit one bump after another, which has frustrated me because I like to tackle a project and work until it's done. However this process is largely dependent on others and I can't necessarily just work harder or better in order to make it happen. This is so true in many areas of our work, isn't it?!
The other day as I was meeting with a friend and working on the story of creation, I found myself getting frustrated that it wasn't coming together as I'd hoped. But then my friend shared some deep insights from the story that I wouldn't have expected from her since she does not share my beliefs. In that moment, I sensed the HS reminding me that each time someone interacts with the Word is a chance for life change. So I encourage you today with that reminder: that when people interact with the Word, even if the bigger picture isn't what we imagined, it's an opportunity for the Father to work in their lives.