Every storyline worth telling is fraught with crisis, challenge, and victory. We watch these scenarios in movies, read them in books, and are captivated by them through the verbal telling. We just love a good story. It’s like it’s ingrained in us to crave them. We celebrate them, and sometimes we even ask for them to be retold over and over again. Stories fascinate and captivate us, making us hungry for more. The long and short of it is that we just enjoy good stories!
A Condensed Storyline
The magic behind this is that most stories are told quickly. In a movie the narrative is captured within the span of around 2 hours and a book can usually be consumed within a week. This is opposed to living out our story, which can take years or even a lifetime. Our stories and lives in reality include many monotonous moments, broken by brief flashes of wonder. But that is not how stories are told. Most stories are told as a collection of exciting sound bites all pressed together like a canned ham. The anticipation of waiting and having to grow personally is eliminated. Stories are merely a snapshot of reality and not reality itself.
Today I want to talk about our individual stories. In my new book, The Sovereign Touch, I share how each of us can enjoy the celebration of our own story NOW. Whether we’re at the beginning of a challenge or coming through to the other side, I share how we can live rejoicing rather than enduring. Not that this will eliminate our pain in the situation but we’re given purpose in the seasons. Literally we can enter into a victory which is found only in sovereignty.
The Sovereign Touch: A Life Lived
Life is meant to be experienced but it is best viewed from a distance. The Sovereign Touch invites you on a journey with God to regard life with a bird’s eye view. I guess it’s more appropriately stated as a “heavenly view,” but you get the point. The work of accepting the hand of Providence takes major trust. It’s not an easy work, but one we’re all compelled to undertake. The alternative is to end our days in bitter disappointment. Only when I view my life from the heavens can I truly become a heavenly man. The bird’s eye view is more than just perspective; this is the heavenly position that enables us to receive the revelatory gift of life’s purpose from our sovereign God.
Here is the reality: The greatest, most lasting revelations of God come out of the hardest crises in man. The Sovereign Touch reveals just why we should trust God with these crises and hardships. Pain is not meaningless; it has the potential for an outstanding outcome—the revealing of Christ and His divine purposes.
I invite you to get a copy of The Sovereign Touch and set off on this adventure. I believe with all my heart that the Lord wishes to reveal to you the treasure sealed away in your life events. Not just in the happy, fruitful blessings we have been given but those situations and circumstances that have left us wounded and circling the drain. The Sovereign Touch points the way to unlocking your destiny and the Spirit holds the key.