Thursday, July 9, 2009

God Reaching Out at Just the Right Moment

Have you ever had one of those times where God places a Bible passage or a devotional right in front of you when you need it most?
Well, I had that happen a couple of days ago. I just mailed off a new proposal a week or so ago, and I had picked out a theme verse to send with it. But as I was reading from my devotional booklet, The Upper Room, the other day, a verse really hit me that might end up being the theme verse for my story. And what's so amazing about it is that I don't even have the right month's Upper Room right now! I don't have the July/August booklet yet, so on July 6, I flipped back to the May 6 reading. And the passage really struck me.
Galatians 6:1-5. The title of the devotional is Helping the Fallen. And in my story, I have a heroine who's in a bad way. She's hit rock bottom, and goes to find respite with her great aunt. And verse 2 would be so applicable to this story!
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fufill the law of Christ.
Gal. 5:2
Of course, if I sell this story and end up finishing it, the theme may change as I write. But for now, I'm holding on to this verse and jotting it down to go into my file. I guess I'll have to see what else God shows me! :)


  1. I love those God Ah-ha moments. Keep writing, Missy!

  2. Yes, definitely ah-ha moments! Thanks for stopping by, Eileen.

  3. I love it when God intervenes like that. I need Him so much, and He is such an awesome God.

  4. That's awesome, Missy!
    If your story changes, your theme may remain the same!