My granddaughter, Hope, is an avid reader. At only four years of age, she can’t seem to get enough of books. She can even read some words herself. I think that is why she said the other day that she thought God was just reading a book, and we were just characters. Not her exact words, but the gist, and very profound anyway for someone so young.
Children who read are more prone to go to college,
and they have better communication skills.
I couldn’t help but wonder what my story would tell. I’m sure at times my actions would make God smile, but other times, especially the words from my mouth, might make Him cringe.
Proverbs 5:21 tells us For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths. The way we live, tells God that we have a tendency to forget He is watching. No matter what we do, the good, the bad, and the ugly, He sees. Whether we’re rude to someone in person or hiding anonymously on the Internet, God knows.
The world only sees only what you do. God sees why you do it. – unknown
I can honestly say I think God is proud of my upcoming book, Holding the Hand of a King because it might help someone. He’s probably not so proud when I get discouraged with book sales and talk about writing Christian porn. Unfortunately, isn’t that how most Christians behave? We have a habit of not waiting on God’s time, instead, we do what we want. While in a book it might make for an interesting story, in real life, it only causes problems.
Children who read have less
Obviously, I’m still a work in progress and need some edits. All of us do. Nobody will ever be perfect in this world. We have to do the best we can by following God.
So, what about you? If you were a character in a book God was reading, what would your story tell? Would it be G, PG, or R rated? We all need to make sure that our stories make God smile. That is a small gift to give Him for the large gift He gave us on the cross.
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