It would be impossible to sit down and read the bible from cover to cover at one time. We’re forced to take scripture in piece by piece. Over time we’ve come to know the bible as a collection of many different stories. It’s important to remember that all of those stories are parts of one epic story of God’s redemptive love. Today and Perry & Shawna Mornings Shawna shared about a very unique present she received from God on her 35th birthday. The purpose of the gift? That she would know that God is infinite and that He isn’t confined to seeing us in the moment of time we are in. If you are overwhelmed or ashamed by your current circumstances know that God sees all of who you are, not just who you are in this moment. He understands you and He loves you.
Perry shares how tempting it is to read the stories of the bible and long to be like the heroes we read about. Heroes like David when he slayed the giant. But later in David’s life he committed sin upon sin. The heroes of the bible stories are human and they fail. But each hero points to the one Hero who will never fail us. The Hero that defeated the greatest enemy of all…sin and death. All of the bible points to Jesus as the ultimate Hero!
As we continue our conversation about the bible being one big story, Shawna shares how like Lucy in The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe steps further and further into the wonderful world of Narnia, we can daily step deeper and deeper into God’s Word, discovering the treasure of His heart in its pages and remembering that it is one big story of God’s love.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.