Stepping-Out of Worldly Conventional Thinking

The more radical the departure from worldly conventional normalcy in the biblical narrative stories of faith, the greater is the apologetic value of the argument for the divine authorship of these biblical journeys of faith life-scripts.

“God has a plan for our lives” must at some point in time contain the component of the displacement of our own ways, for a journey of faith to functionally work.

If we are in our own ways then we “run the show.” If we are in our God-composed life-script then God is running the show.  Letting go allows God to take over and demonstrate experientially who and what He is.

The biblical narrative stories of faith describe in action what the narrow gate of Matthew 7:13-14 means. The falling away of our worldly conventional thinking, in “taking up our cross” (Mk. 8:34-35) is part of the cost of the ticket to gain entrance into an adventure of faith.  Releasing our faith and fate into the hands of God in matters small and large, as previewed for us correctly being done in the biblical narrative stories of faith, clarifies what the scripture means when it says that “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb. 11:6).

The existence of the one, true, living God active in the affairs of mankind is necessary for the creative invention of the biblical narrative stories of faith. Birds could not fly unless there was something real and substantial in the composition of air and wind.  If God was not intimately involved as Redeemer, Waymaker, and King within the complex environment of our fallen, broken world, the creative, imaginative invention of a journey of faith as recorded in the Bible would never get off the ground…there would be no “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (Jn. 14:6) spiritual composition of air and wind to fly through.

This is the main theme we should take away from the biblical narrative stories of faith.

Author: Barton Jahn

I work in building construction as a field superintendent and project manager. I have four books published by McGraw-Hill on housing construction (1995-98) under Bart Jahn, and have six Christian books self-published through Create Space KDP. I have a bachelor of science degree in construction management from California State University Long Beach. I grew up in Southern California, was an avid surfer, and am fortunate enough to have always lived within one mile of the ocean. I discovered writing at the age of 30, and it is now one of my favorite activities. I am currently working on two more books on building construction.

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