Author: Day Eight

Let’s spend a few days thinking about God as the Author of life. What would it mean to you if God were the Author of your life? What positive or negative emotions arise? Why?

Write your answers in your journal or share with a friend.

Read the scripture below and journal the first thoughts that come to your mind.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning it’s shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

                                                                                                            Hebrews 12:1-2

Devotional Thought:

The writer of Hebrews describes Jesus as both the author and the perfecter of our faith. Another translation says Jesus is the finisher of our faith. God is the One who actually plants that initial seed of faith in our hearts. It’s always been there. It is why spiritual things resonated with you even before you began to follow Jesus. The seed of faith was already there and now it has taken root.

Some days our faith feels strong. Other times it is hard finding faith to get out of bed. This is the reason we need Jesus to be the perfecter or finisher of our faith. We need His grace to help us stand when our faith feels weak. Reflect on this: is today a day that your faith feels weak or strong?  Take a moment to pray the prayer below before you move on with your day.

O God, the idea of you being the Author of my life brings up feelings of _________. I am not sure if I am prepared to deal with these yet. Help me to begin letting go and trusting You. You see the big picture. You see beyond what I can see. Grant me strength and faith for today. Grant me the ability to trust You with tomorrow. Amen.

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