God’s Story, Your Story by Max Lucado is a short book, written in a down to earth style.
Lucado has a way of cutting through the rhetoric and allowing me to see the familiar through a different lens, like looking through a suddenly clear lens.
“As God’s story becomes yours, closed doors take on a new meaning. You no longer see them as interruptions of your plan but as indications of God’s plan.”
Sometimes I get used to how things look through my dirty eyeglass lenses without being aware of it until something draws attention to the fact. I clean my glasses and, suddenly, see things clearly. It wasn’t that I couldn’t see before. The daily dirt and grime had simply build up a bit by bit and I hadn’t noticed how it dulled my vision. Reading this book was like that for me.
“Your blocked door doesn’t mean God doesn’t love you. Quite the opposite. It’s proof that He does.”
Lucado’s anecdotes give fresh meaning to phrases often used. Real life examples helped me understand Biblical truths in a new way. For example, he relates a story of a man who found himself in a situation where he had to actually fly blind. He had suffered a stroke and lost his vision while flying a plane. Unable to see, struck blind, he had to depend on the voice of another.
“Learn to wait, to be silent, to listen for his voice.”
Lucado is a gifted writer and paints vivid pictures to explain Biblical concepts in an easy to understand and personable style.
“Arm yourself with God’s word. Load your pistol with scriptures and keep a finger on the trigger.”
Every chapter gave me something to think about. I read one chapter a day, taking time to write a response in my journal.
There’s much wisdom in God’s Story, Your Story. I am encouraged and blessed.
Relevant and applicable.
Recommended for individual or group study.