How God can use your life story: Falling action

by Emily McFarlan Miller

I like “Blue Like Jazz” by Donald Miller. I like the just-released movie adaptation, too. I may even like Miller’s 2009 sort-of sequel “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” more. All three describe the elements of plot in a story; specifically, how God can use those elements in your life story.  So does this sermon I gave in 2007 about the work I do with my nonprofit, Hope for the First Nations.

You can read more about this series here. And you can read the rest of it this week here. Here’s the falling action.

IV. Falling Action

There’s another passage of Scripture that refers to God as Author, and that’s in Hebrews 12:2-3. Paul writes:

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at theright hand of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith, and still He submits His pen to God’s plan. He submits to the cross. He takes everything that’s happened in His life up to this point, and He lets God use it. Because of this, we are able to share in the hope of salvation.

Read all posts in the “How God can use your life story” series here.

Photo credit: Hope for the First Nations. Arrows divider via IROCKSOWHAT.