Don’t you think the most Creative, Passionate, All Knowing Creator of the Universe had some mind blowing plans for each and every one of His created ones?
Before He made me, He knew me.
He knew ME.
He knew YOU.
Before we were born, He set us apart.
For something dull? For mediocre? For less?
Or did He set us apart for thrilling? For massive? For abundant?
The God who knew you before you were even formed, before a cell was even developed – He made you for greatness –
for MORE and for purposes of displaying His glory – His glory displayed in Your Everlasting Story.
Creator God, the only One who breathes life into being - He made you. He made me. He intended for His glory to be shown in our lives. In mighty, powerful, “blow the world away” style.
I believe this. I haven’t always. But the more I tell my story, the more I see, the more I really get how it shows Him off when I speak His work in my life.
He made me a twin. Identical. In the likeness of Himself AND in the likeness of another one of His glory displayers.
He planned for us to be together - intimately, connected, woven in the womb, for our first months of life. He knew.
He made us, together, for MORE.
Tammy and I have been sharing our story, to display His glory and to lead others to do the same – to live more freely, because we know, He always knew.
My twin, my other half, the one I have shared my life with since the first second of our conception, to this very moment in time – together, she and I have quite a story. We matter to Him.
Our past. Our wounds. Our pain. Our pieces. Our heartache.
Our passions. Our everything.
Her addiction. My affliction.
Her running. My cunning.
Her leaving. My cleaving.
Her terminating. My germinating.
Her tears. My fears.
It all matters to Him, and He will use every single breath -
as we allow Him to do so.
His glory is not dependent on our story, but in some small way (and maybe even in a big way), our willingness to share, and pour, and be ready – it does have affect on the impact of His glory in our daily lives.
This is why we will tell. This is why we will write. This is why we will publish. This is why we will persist. To tell our story, for His glory, to change the world, one broken life at a time.
“Inseparable” is the title of our book. We are unable to be separated. Our story, as twins, is deeply intertwined.
As I embrace the title, “Inseparable”, each of us, each and every one of us – we are unable to be separated from our stories.
Our stories. His story, within our lives. It’s a part of us. Deeply rooted. And insanely usable by Him.
I will share my story.
I will share all the pieces.
Some of the truths within “INSEPARABLE”:
I am in constant, desperate need of clinging to the hope I have in Christ. Heb. 10:23
No other person or life circumstance can determine my measure of hope.
Seeing my sin (rather than another’s) as the offense that it is to God’s best for my life, will lead to greater legacy.
Even when it is darkness beyond darkness, He is with us, and He is for us.
Perfect peace is really perfect. It’s not less than, it’s not “sort of” enough. It’s perfect.
Every person in your life will disappoint you – Except the person of Jesus Christ – He cannot disappoint.
Real life teaches the Bible’s truths, with profound impact and heartfelt recall.
Any time you want to give up, remember, relive, reconnect to the all-consuming truth of the cross.
Blessings and miracles are always possible. Believe them, even when you can’t possibly “see” them as possible.
Live each day as if it was the last day you will get to display His hope and peace to a dying world.
Every story matters, because it is His story – His masterpiece, written on our daily lives and poured out of our broken hearts.
If you have not done so recently, write out some pieces of your story. Share it with a friend, over coffee. Share it with a sibling, parent, spouse, or child.
Your story matters. It is meant to be used for His glory.
What part of your story are you most ready to tell? What part of your story are you most fearful of others knowing? Comment below.
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