- Scripture: John 11:27
- Broadcast Date: 11/02/2015
LET GOD WRITE YOUR STORY
I well remember the story of five young men, missionaries to the Auca Indians in Ecuador. That was in 1956, almost 60 years ago.
These young men went to carry the Gospel to a tribe of Indians who had never heard of Jesus Christ and His saving power. But they were not well received. The Auca Indians, suspicious of these foreigners, killed every last one of them. And the Christian world grieved. One of the missionaries, Nate Saint, left behind a little son, Steve, almost 5 years old in the United States. But that is not the end of the story, not by any means. Little Steve grew to be a strong, dedicated Christian like his father. Steve had a burden for the Auca’s and, after much prayer, went back to the tribe to witness to them about the Savior. And wouldn’t you know it, Steve met one of the men who killed his father. His name was Mincaye. Steve became his friend and was able to witness to him about the saving grace of the Lord Jesus. Steve has a motto for his life, I think it is just beautiful and hits the mark perfectly. His motto is, “Let God Write Your Story.” Steve goes on to explain, “You have a lot of people…… who want to write their own story and have God be their editor when it goes wrong. I decided long ago to let God write my story.”
Steve suffered a serious accident in 2012. He assured his family, “Let’s let God write THIS chapter too.”
I have thought a lot about that statement,
“Let’s let God write your story”. That is, give ourselves to God, no holds barred, no reservations, no limit. God knows the future, I sure don’t. God has a plan and purpose for my life, but for the life of me I don’t know what it is. I just know that, from day to day I must yield to His will and let Him work out His plan for my life. And do you know what, that philosophy, that faith, that total surrender to God and the leading of the Holy Spirit, brings a perfect peace. Remember when Jesus told His disciples, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
In other words, Jesus is telling us,“Just trust me fully, totally, and I will give you peace and joy and contentment and confidence that everything will end just right.” Jesus is saying, “Let me Write Your Story”. When I do that, I relax and enjoy my walk with the Savior.
That doesn’t mean that everything in life will be peachy, it may be just the opposite, but then, by faith, let God
“write your story” and the story will end with the glorious victory! Charles Tindley put it so well: “Trials dark on every hand, and we cannot understand All the ways that God would lead us to that blessed Promised Land; But He’ll guide us with His eye, and we’ll follow till we die; We will understand it better by and by. By and by, when the morning comes, When the saints of God are gathered home, We will tell the story how we’ve over-come; We will understand it better by and by.” Do you know Jesus personally? Are you willing to let Him, “Write the Story?”