Good quotes long to be displayed – either in public view or in the mind. They hope they are sticky enough to adhere to the walls of our brains in such prominent places that we can’t ignore them. This one caught my eye because of the picture behind it.
Your eyes may have gone straight to the words, but what writer doesn’t take a second glance at a bookshelf? In my brief writing experience I’ve noticed my first chapters are written with a pen full of passion and energy. However, later chapters come slowly. They represent a culmination of everything learned along the way. Late chapters evolve.
None of us know how many chapters our life’s book will end up with. We can only try to make every one better than the last. Is your current chapter better than your first? One way to ensure that happens is to collate your pages into God’s pages. He’s in the habit of writing best sellers. In fact, His book has sold more copies than any other book in history! Every chapter surrounded by the pages of God’s Word becomes a page-turner for those who’ve not yet picked up the pen.
It’s not so much what chapter you are on, but that your pages of suffering are followed by those of rejoicing; your rejection by faithfulness; insecurity by confidence; despair by hope; and your guilty conscience by the free-flowing grace of Jesus.
Everyone’s book will be so unique that we’ll all gain inspiration from reading each other’s chapters as they’re written. When I get writer’s block, reading the passionate pages of those writing their first chapters will cause the ink to flow. Those whose pages get a little messy may find comfort in the wisdom jumping off the pages of those further along. How does one write an entire life book? One page at a time. How’s your writing coming along?
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” – John 1:1-4, NIV