“You Are Here”


Living in God's Incredible Story

Matthew West is a four-time Grammy nominated musician, and winner of an American Music Award (2013) and a Billboard Music Award (2014). He has also written songs for several other musicians including Rascal Flatts, Casting Crowns, and Mandisa.

He and his wife, Emily, have two daughters and live in Nashville, Tennessee.  He’s the author of The Story of Your Life Interactive Journey – the book from which this week’s readings are adapted.

Whenever I go tothe mall I immediately locate the nearest mall directory, one of those big maps listing all the shops and restaurants which are placed in strategic locations around the mall, and search for those three all-important words: You are here.  Taking a moment to pause by the big red dot allows me a chance to look behind me and see the direction I’ve come from.

Do you feel like your life could use a You are here moment? A moment of clarity and reorientation?  Perhaps you’ve been so caught up in doing life that you feel like you’re losing track of why you’re doing it.

We can get so busy just living that we never stop long enough to decide if we really are content with where our lives – our stories – are heading.  Like all stories, yours has a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Every day the story of your life is being written.  Every second is a word, every moment a sentence, every day another page.

Key Study Passage: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

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