The Story of All Stories

Jesus 1Suppose someone were to ask to you sum-up the story of your life in one word: What would you say? What one word summarizes the “story” of your life?Everyone has a story.  Story is a really big idea these days.  Every website about writing insists we have to tell stories.  Courses and books on talking and teaching talk more about telling stories than just about anything else.  People, we’re told, want to hear stories, because we all have a story and we like hearing the stories of others.

So what’s your story?  Success?  Disappointment? Fun?  Work?  Family?  What one word summarizes your story?

Everyone’s story matters, but, after all, everyone’s story is just a story.  In my case, and probably in yours, if my story never gets told, it won’t matter very much.  After all, it’s just a story – among millions and millions.  It’s important to me, of course, but it may not mean a thing to anyone else.  As far as my story is concerned, everyone in the world could ignore it, and no one would be the worse.

But what about the Bible’s story?  Is that just a story?

Hardly.  The Bible is the story.  It’s the story of the cosmos, the human race, every event and person and thing in history.  The Bible is the world’s story and the story of everything in it.  Nothing and no one is outside the story of the Bible.  Everyone who ever lived has a place in the story told between the pages of Genesis and Revelation.

So what’s the Bible’s story?  How would we sum-up the story of the Bible in one word?

Jesus.

Jesus is the story of the Bible.  Jesus is the story of the world.  Jesus is your story and my story, and Jesus is the story of every person who ever lived, including all those who have believed in Him.

We will never take the Bible seriously or understand it correctly until we see it as the story of Jesus and everything else.  Nothing in the cosmos makes sense apart from Jesus.  Jesus explains everything, and the Bible explains Jesus.

If you’re not reading your Bible to see Jesus, you’re missing the story.

 

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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