“An epic is a long narrative poem or story that includes a hero. The hero of God’s story is Jesus, and he invites us into his narrative by faith. When we come to the cross of Christ, our story dramatically changes and becomes pregnant with epic potential. Our lives become a beautiful tale of transformation, renewal, goodness, life, and profound love. With Jesus as the central hero, our story will glorify God and reflect his character. The plot of a life fully surrendered to and focused on God reflects a passionate pursuit of his dreams for us.” pg 3
“God has planted dream seeds in your heart, and in the following pages you will find courage to trust the One who can nourish those dreams into life.” pg 3
One of my goals this year is to read one book a week, on average. I thought it might be fun to share what I’ve learned with you, so this is the first of many. Enjoy!!
Even though I grew up going to church and accepted Christ as my Savior many years ago, I’ve always struggled with fully trusting Him. I know it sounds crazy, especially since I’ve had a pretty calm and good life. Maybe it is BECAUSE of that reason that I struggle with faith. My faith has never really been tested.
Reading Marty’s book was eye opening for me. Through stories of YWAM mission trips to India, financial struggles, and forest fires Marty tells a story of faith being tested…and the faithfulness of God. I lost count of the tears that fell, the goosebumps that rose and the moments of awe at watching God work in their lives and ministry as I read their story.
This book showed me that testing will come (as much as I don’t want it to) AND that God will be faithful through it all. It also showed me that the blessings on the other side will be so worth the testing! God has given us each a purpose, one that only we can fulfill. He has also promised to provide what we need to accomplish His purpose for us…even though it may look differently than what WE have imagined. Growth cannot happen in comfort zones, and without growth we die, physically and spiritually. Full reliance upon Him is what we need to do, it is a place where we are rooted and spend all of our time. Fully centered on His presence…something that I think we can all improve on. I know I can!
Remember it’s not the size of our faith that matters (or our belief in ourselves or our abilities) it’s the size of our God that matters.
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