Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Encouragement PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Bookshelf Wisdom
by Laraine Hemrick Horney
04/16/10
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Just looking through the shelves at local bookstore
Sometimes it is just the book title that beckons or repels me,
Or sends me on a thought journey.

Tonight it was a book by a noted author about “Picking the right mate, or fixing the one you’ve got”. It was the “fixing” part that stopped me.

I don’t want someone to “fix” me. No one but God, His Holy Spirit and I in corroboration can do that, if I indeed need fixing, but HE is the only true judge of that.

I can never be right, according to the world’s standards.
I have not measured up EVER in my life.
Not tall enough, smart enough,
Not fast enough on the track team – came in second no matter what.
Not slick enough on the basketball court,
Not graceful enough on the dance floor,
I am not so many things that the world holds up as their stencil.

The only thing I can be is myself – and that is a lifetime pursuit to find who God intended me to be. Full time job, for sure.

Shakespeare said “To thine own self be true”. I think I would expand it to say “To thine own Lord be true” for surely I have had times I have been untrue with myself, and countless more with the Lord. But I surrender afresh daily asking for and receiving His forgiveness. Then, he takes me again to His Potter’s wheel and molds me and shapes me. He puts me in the kiln of the Refiner’s Fire, so that I may be perfected and complete, lacking in nothing as I lean on Him.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Laraine Hemrick Horney or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 285 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com