The Rest of Your Story 5: What’s Real

Flower and Shadow photo by Randy Son of Robert (flickr) 
To start from part one, click here.

As we talked about in the last post, there’s more than one version of our stories.

That means it’s up to us to choose the truth…even when our feelings aren’t there.

And, friends, let me tell you I know that’s not easy. I’m a touchy-feely, little -bit-moody, live from your heart kind of girl. Letting my feelings not get the best of me is a daily thing (as is resisting to the urge to eat large amounts of chocolate due to those feelings). Yes, ma’am.

Have you ever read a book that says, “Based on a true story”? When I see that, all of a sudden those words have more power to me because they’re real.

Now, not everything in that book is going to be exacly the truth. And because we’re imperfect human beings, not everything in our lives is either.

But we can write with God and try to get as close to His version as possible.

To help me remember the real story, I put together a little list called “God’s Heart for You.” For example…

God created me
God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. GENESIS 1:31 NIV

God knows my heart
The Lord looks at the heart. I SAMUEL 16:7

God delights in me
For the Lord takes delight in His people. PSALM 149:4

God cares about me
He cares for those who trust in Him. NAHUM 1:7

The list has about forty more statements like these and you can download it for free below…

Download God’s Heart for You

Stick it on the refrigerator, on your bathroom mirror, in front of the chocolate or whatever works best for you. And you’re welcome to share it with others too!


God's Heart for You Necklace by DaySpring I promised there would be random giveaways during this series, and it’s time for the first one! I used the random number generator to pick a comment from part two and Kathy Jo is the winner!

She’ll get this God’s Heart for You necklace that I helped create for DaySpring as another reminder of what’s true.


With God All Things Are Possible Bangle Bracelet from DaySpring Also, it’s time to announce the winner of the With God All Things Are Possible sterling silver bracelet from part one. The random number generator chose Brenda as the winner for that day!

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How do you remember what’s real?

There are two sides to every story…let’s stick with the one that’s true.

Are you joining us from the DaySpring devotional e-mail? I’m so glad you stopped by! For a great giveaway and a fun new challenge, go to The Rest of Your Story: Part 11!

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I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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