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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Deep End (03/06/14)

TITLE: God Remembers Me
By Adekunle Lawal
03/09/14


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Topic: The Deep End Date: 03/09/2014

God Remembers Me

George was checking his mails on his laptop when his mother called him for lunch. He told Mrs. Brown, his mother, that the family could go ahead with the meal he was not hungry. He thought to himself that how could he be hungry when he was not pleased with the situations in his life. George studied computer engineering, and graduated two years ago with honors from University of South Florida. Since then he had been unemployed; he had submitted hundreds of applications that resulted to few interviews but no job. Most of his colleagues whose college results were not as good as his were already employed.

George was a casual Christian; he had not surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ, he attended church with his family occasionally when he felt that he had nothing serious to do. Now that he was facing the problem of unemployment, he started to pray to God to help him. But that was not the solution; first, he needed to surrender his life to the Lord. One day one of his friends, Andrew, came and invited him to one of the evangelical meetings in his church. After the Preacher’s sermon an invitation was announced for the unsaved people to surrender their lives to the Lord. George was among those that went out to honor the invitation. George was now a Christian. He started to study his Bible, pray daily, and regularly attended church. He was very hungry to know more of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was not doing all these to gain employment alone but also to show appreciation to Lord for saving his soul.

After few weeks into his new life George got a job with one of the publishing companies in Jacksonville, Florida. He was very happy, and gave thanks to the Lord for His faithfulness. He had to leave his family apartment in Panama City, and settled down in Jacksonville. He quickly joined one of the nearby churches to continue his fellowship with the Lord. George had just spent four months with the company when they started to experience financial difficulties; the management resolved to solve the problem by firing some of their workers. George was among the fired workers. Having received the news George could not believe that things like that would ever happen to him. What had he done wrong to the Lord? Why did the Lord allow the company to fire him? How would he sustain himself without a job? George presented these questions to the Lord in his prayers over and over again. Silence was the response that he got from the Lord.

During the hard time of back to an unemployed life George did not stop his spiritual activities; he continued his daily prayers, Bible reading, and regular church attendance. He thought in his heart what could separate him from the love of Christ, was it tribulation, persecution, famine, death, or even unemployment? He answered his own question with Scripture, and concluded that nothing “shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8: 39 KJV). George’s heart was fixed in the Lord regardless of the circumstances he found himself. His personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ was very deep; so deep that nothing could stop him from following Jesus. That was the deep end of George’s relationship with Jesus Christ. Every Christian personal relationship with Jesus Christ should be deep that nothing can separate him from Christ.

George was in this situation of a jobless life with unshaken love for Jesus Christ for three months. Then the Lord remembered George, and he got a new job with a higher pay with a computer manufacturing company in Miami. George was grateful to God for His faithfulness in his life.

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CD Swanson 03/13/14
Inspriational, and well done! Great job.

God bless~
Judy Sauer 03/14/14
You painted a story they kept me engaged. I especially liked the tenacity of George, your main character, and how once he found God he followed where he was being led. And when he was discouraged he went to the Word for answers. I love how you dovetailed unemployment to the scripture passage that you quoted. Well done. Keep writing
Larry Whittington03/14/14
Yes, a person's obedience to God proves he/she believes Jesus is Lord.

The story was easy to follow.

You used the lay-off as a trial (James 1:1-7) for him to grow from.

Go where God leads with your writing.
Bonnie Bowden03/16/14
I'm glad George trusted in Christ even through his difficult circumstances.

If the first paragraph was reworked, I think the overall story would be even better. There was a run-on and an awkward sentence in it.

He told Mrs. Brown, his mother, that the family could go ahead with the meal he was not hungry. (Either add a semicolon or a comma and a coordinating conjunction after the word meal.)

He thought to himself that how could he be hungry when he was not pleases with the situation in his life.

How could he be hungry at a time like this; he didn't even have a job.
Philippa Geaney 03/18/14
Love the message here and you told it in a very lucid manner. I am wondering if -since you have nominated it as fiction- could it have been a touch more descriptive. Just a thought of course as it is always easy to 'drive' from the back seat. :)
Something like -'How', he asked himself could he eat when his stomach was churning with anxiety?' It saves a whole lot of telling as opposed to a little showing.
Or if he wasn't anxious- 'how', he stared dismally at his empty inbox, was he supposed to eat...

Anything would think this was my story lol. Anyway I enjoyed it. Well done.