Sunday, April 14, 2019

Drop the Pen

Paul's Prayer for the Ephesians
19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20Now to Him who is able to do infinitely more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, 21to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
What does this underlined passage mean to you?  
To me, it means that I am the leading actress in a drama called My Life.  I have tried to write the screenplay, but God is infinitely the screenwriter and He can write a much better story for me that I could ever ask or imagine for myself.  In a control hungry society, this is a difficult concept to grasp.  Put down the pen.  All we need to be doing is the next right thing, not be writing a scenario for ourselves that we think should be our story.  All we are is actors in our own lives.  When we put down the pen and let God do the writing, things start to come our way multiplied by anything good we could have ever dreamed for our happily ever after.  Now they may not come when we think they should come, but if we just simply do the next right thing, we give God the opportunity to compose our story and make every single little detail fall into place.  There is peace that passes understanding that accompanies a person who puts down their pen.
We tend to put the pen down and when we think that things aren’t going the way we think they should, we pick the pen back up again.  Same thing with sin.  We lay our sin at the foot of the cross and then we feel guilt or anger or remorse and we pick the sin back up and nurture it again instead of laying it down and walking away from it.  We are human, but we can make up our minds to believe in what God says.  I believe, but Lord, forgive my unbelief.  Tap into a new level of peace and joy by putting down the pen and allow God to do exceedingly more that we can ask or imagine,  Test God’s promise.  I believe you will experience inner peace like never before since you put the pen down and trust God at His word.
Let me know what you think!
Make this week the best ever!


  1. Amen! Our Father loves us so immensely. He does infinitely better at our plan for our lives than we do. I will continue to try to remember to keep giving Him the pen. Thank you Jennifer. And thank You Lord for blessing her.

  2. I love this! It is so true. Thank you for sharing your heart. ❤️