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My Life ~ Loosely Based on a True Story!

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Few Words Thursday ~ Summer

HAPPY THURSDAY LOVES!

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✿}~~ AND NOW … MY LIFE IN A FEW WORDS ~~{✿

 At a gathering of the like-minded this week I heard many things that caught me. But this one I heard yesterday morning …

” My life is loosely based on a true story.” ~ Anonymous by Choice

The person who said it will remain anonymous, but I believe it was her’s originally. And I know she meant it differently than how it struck me.

It struck me deep within my Spirit.

All of our lives are LOOSELY based on a true story. How loosely is determined by us and our understanding of the Original Story.

I have been captivated by the verses in John 1:1-5 for several years. I go back and again to soak in the revelation of it … There is so very much there to be searched and studied and soak in!

John 1

The Eternal Word

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it.

And then I realized it is one of four verses in the bible that have “In the beginning” as it’s timing. The verse that I continually go back to in reflection to John 1 is Genesis 1.

Genesis 1

The History of Creation

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

3 Then God said, “Let there be light“; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

And in the beginning … and all things [including us!] were made … and nothing was made without Him … and Light … Light divided from the darkness … and life that was the light of men that shone in the darkness … the light that has mastered darkness … and darkness could not comprehend!

You see our lives were determined before the foundations of this earth! We were planned and a plan was made of us. And know it or not we follow that plan! While we have “Free Will” our Spirit is on autopilot. Our free will only delays the inevitable!

In the beginning I was created by our Father Creator … then I  decided I didn’t need a parent (stemming from my upbringing; I didn’t realize until after the wandering that I was denying God his parenthood) and allowed myself to be led into temptation and into a dying society … a dying world. In this world I wandered ( and I found if I check my timing it was incredibly close to 40 years of wandering!) and then  I heard a Still Small Voice!

Incase you don’t know, of didn’t notice the above is a very, very loose version of some of the Old Testament.

I should be apologizing for the fact that I summed up many hundreds of year of the early Christian in three sentences; but this is Few Words Thursday.

So after my wandering and hearing that Small (really it wasn’t so small at the time) Voice I began to live my life … loosely … according to the life of Christ.

I say LOOSELY because I am human and it’s a lifestyle of practice and discipline and I don’t always succeed.

I was graced with Salvation … there is nothing I can do to increase or decrease this gift. However, each step I take in the Imitation of God counts as righteousness in His eyes.

Why?

Because when He sees me, He sees His Son; the Word.

Because before the foundation of the earth … and In the beginning God chose me and YOU…

Deuteronomy 7:6-8

6 “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. 7 The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; 8 but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.   

John 17:24

24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world

Ephesians 1:4

4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

1 Peter 1:20

20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you

By the grace of God the Father, Creator of ALL things,  I live my life in an effort to Imitate Christ as best I can; day to day.

This is all why I resonate to the concept of my life being loosely based on a True Story, my life is loosely based on the Truth of Salvation, which some call a story … but I call His Story

Let me share with you one more quote; written by a new friend of mine. Profound in its meaning and I think it is apropos:

✿Mom & Dad are our Producers…
Society is our Editor…
God, is of course, our Director…
but You are your own Playwright & YOU ultimately write your life story.
~~{✿Leticia A. Torres ✿}~~

{ I love meeting new like-minded friends! ♥}

What is your life based on? How do you define it? Are you ready to submit to a better Story and better Inheritance.

Follow me and I will introduce you to my Friend and Brother … Jesus; as best I can.

You are invited to share with us right here. We would love to share this space with you!

Blessings Loves ♥

{ Sans the scriptures and quotes; which were copied and pasted, this post remains my average 650 wordcount. Ah well … there is always next Thursday.}

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

One thought on “My Life ~ Loosely Based on a True Story!

  1. Very well written. So well written I had to read it again today before I could grasp it. I was a little confused.
    God did plan all of us. Paul talks about their being an appointed time for all of us in Acts. I would have to look up the chapter. I will if u want. 🙂
    Pleeeeease forgive me for not joining you yesterday. I will join you next week. Again, I’m sorry.

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