My Lord' a Writin' All
Jeanette Berry, January 1996
It seems everyone today is writing
a book. Celebrities and people of notoriety write tell-all
books about their lives. Criminals write their story of
crime and make thousands of dollars. Politicians want to
tell their story--and make money, so they write of their
experiences. Ecclesiastes 12:12 King Solomon says, "...Of
the making of many books there is no end." That was
prophetic of our day.
In a study of the Word of God we
find there are other books being written. The Old Testament
records again and again, "...Now the rest of the acts of ____
are they not written in the books of the chronicles..."
Revelation 20:12 mentions some very important books, along with
the Book of Life. People will be judged from the things
written in these books.
God is still in the book-writing
business. He is keeping a chronicle of our acts while here
on earth. I have a choice about what will be written and
have given some thought as to what I would want in that book.
1. I would want it said that
I pleased God by believing Him. I want a faith that trusts
fully, joyfully and simply...like Abraham.
2. I would want it written
that like Enoch of old, I walked with God.
3. I would want to be called
the friend of God. Like David, there is no
relationship as dear as having, and being a friend. Imagine
being the friend of God.
4. I want to serve like
Dorcas in the New Testament.
5. Last of all, I would want
it written that I was patient, forgiving, and humble, as our
example of Joseph.
Today's books seem to revel in
exposing sordid acts and embarrassing as many people as possible.
I trust that when it says "...And the rest of the acts of
Jeanette Berry, are they not written in the chronicles..."
that the above qualities will be reflected, because I will be
judged by the things written in the books. Keep in mind the
old spiritual hymn, "My Lord's a Writin' All The Time!"
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