The Father is writing a glorious redemptive story. One chapter at a time. One
evolving moment at a time. As with the big meta-narrative, so with our lives. The Father
has been fastidious with the story of our lives. We are not the Darwinian products of random
chance plus miracle, in disconnected fragmented moments. Rather, we are the
wondrous players in a divine adventure, one chapter at a time.
Holding that each chapter has the full four seasons experienced, it is so sweet to see
the ﬂow of the God life, as He sets out fulﬁlling his story in us - seeking to complete our
mandate as well as bring us to maturity.
So each chapter seems to have these ingredients:
1. New theology - God will reveal more of himself in each new chapter. It is so good to
ﬁnd out what that is early in the chapter, not forgetting what he revealed to us before,
2. New faith - God is always loving to see our faith both current and fresh, ever growing -
that brings him so much joy - we can trust him,
3. New roles - that is so difﬁcult. We do tend to attach so much punch to the identity /
roles we carried in the last chapter - especially if it was a very good strong, robust
time. Every new chapter does tend to change our roles. That tends to be very
vulnerable and uncertain, but it is the way of the Lord,
4. New ﬁnancial trust - every chapter will have a new ﬁnancial faith quotient. We often
desire that part to be of our story is now over - namely, we have learnt the lesson,
now we live in ﬁnancial security, without challenge. This is simply not so.
5. New relationships - we certainly carry many of our relationships over from
yesterday's moments. However it seems like the scripture tends to indicate the
delight of new relationships in every new day.
6. New partnerships - there certainly is more to this Christian journey than only
engagement around the last chapter's collaborations. That is how denominations are
formed. The kingdom advances with new partnerships with each chapter... Here
loyalty and sentiment are volatile foes of the kingdom
Hope this helps... we have been there a few times. They are exciting but vulnerable times.