Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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3 Ways Mercy Follows

eagleThat title sounds downright profound. Don’t get me wrong, this is a deep message, but on the surface of things, Mercy is actually the main character in my latest book which you can get free right now. (Here’s the Link!)

In the story, Mercy Lacewell  feels rather listless. She has no real purpose. But she does three things that are pivotal in her walk with the Lord. Three things that we can use in real life.

1. She keeps moving.

Physics will tell you that a moving object is much easier to direct than an object that is still. A person can turn to the right or left when she is standing, but can’t turn at all when she’s sitting down.

That’s not to say that we’re supposed to get busy. In fact, making commitments to people or ministries without any direction can be disastrous. It’s a balance to be in motion without getting too busy.

2. She keeps asking.

Mercy is constantly seeking the path the Lord had for her. Of course, she’s only fiction. For us, He’s promised that He’ll give us the desire for the path in which He wants us to walk if we commit that way to Him. Proverbs 8:17 says, “I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.”

We can claim that promise along with His encouragement for us to wait on the Lord. (Isaiah 40:31)

3. She seeks advice.

Mercy has three trusted people who offer advice from time to time. She doesn’t always do exactly what they say, but she listens to them. The message for reality is to choose wisely who you listen to. Mercy’s 3 advisers focused their attentions on her. They didn’t give their advise with personal motivation.

For me, I ask my husband for advice. He listens. He suggests. He’s a great thermometer for me, telling me when to say no about things that will overwhelm me or aren’t a good fit for my efforts. My kids are old enough to be advisers to me as well. And I love it when the Lord speaks through them to guide me! It makes I Timothy 4:12 very real.

Your Turn: How are you following today?

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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