BOOK OF LIFE Life on earth is like a novel
Plotted in pure mystery
We keep turning all the pages
Knowing not what’s going to be.
Every chapter is surprising…
Supernaturally planned and penned…
But it’s true only the author
Knows just how it all will end.
The plot always tends to thicken
With every dawn of each new day…
But God must be allowed control
If we desire things go His way.
The manuscript’s been handed to us…
We need only to align
Each precept upon each precept
And every line upon each line.
Every character that’s chosen
Joins the story a la cart.
The main character should always
Recognize his Father’s part.
When the Lord’s allowed the leading
The story always turns out well.
Although some scenes are sad and scary...
All the good ones do excel.
We must remember that the author
Always has each page pre-planned.
When each person holds The Book
The story’s in that person’s hand.
Yet all of mankind has been granted
A free thought life and free will.
Our decisions will determine
What we let His Word fulfill.
God cannot be blamed for failure
When free choices do exist.
He’s placed the pen between our fingers
We’re co-authors…we assist.
June 18, 2012
Dedicated to Sandy
He "recorded" how many days are allotted to you on this earth.
What you do with every minute of each of those allotted days
is entirely up to you. He spelled out for us how we should live
those days if we wish to enjoy eternal life. But we are perfectly
free to live our lives in the way He has shown us, or to completely
reject that way of living and do our own thing. I may ask my boss to "schedule"
two weeks vacation for me next June. When he "records" those days in
his book, does that mean he has planned out every minute of those
days for me? Of course not.. He has allotted a specific number
of days during which I may freely choose to do anything I wish to do. As an embryo we are like a book yet to be read. God sees that book
and knows us better than we know ourselves. But what we will
do outside the womb is entirely up to us.
"You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day
of my life before I began to breathe. Every day
was recorded in your book!"
Peter 3:9, "He is patient with you, not wanting
anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
“The secret things belong to the Lord
our God, but those that have been revealed belong
to us, that we may doeth words of this Law” Deut. 29:29
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come
and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will
seek me and find me when you seek me with
all your heart. Jeremiah 29: 11-13
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept;
line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.