Balanced on Purpose

Day 1 of 10 • This day’s reading

Devotional

The story contained in the Genesis account of the seven cows gives us a great metaphor for life. This ten-day plan will use this metaphor to demonstrate how life, like the story of these cows that were eating each other, can be a great Cow eat Cow story. However, although life is complicated, one thing remains constant. One’s life can either be a good story, or bad one. How it ends up is either good or bad.


A good story always has a hero or a heroine. The hero or heroine in the story usually has 3 facets to their story.


1. The Hero or heroine starts their story with a struggle. 


2. The story that finishes with the struggle leaves the readers and watchers with bittersweet in the mouth. People always want more than just the struggle in a story. They want to know that the person in the story triumphed over their struggle. 


3. However, even when they are presented with the turning point, people always want to know what happened after the person made that big triumph over the challenge or obstacle. That triumph and what a person becomes thereafter makes the story a great.


These three facets make the story in Luke a great story and that in Genesis a bad one. The one in Genesis says “When they had eaten them up, no one would have known that they had eaten them, for they were just as ugly as at the beginning.” Genesis 41:21. The one in Luke says, “or this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry. (Luke15:24)


You are either the hero or heroine in your story of life or a victim. This devotional will help you to be the hero or heroine in your story.


Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you for blessing me with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places and for giving me everything I need for life and godliness. Give me wisdom, courage and insight so that I can write a great story of my life. I want to end up a hero/heroine in my story