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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Altering Our Biographies

2 Cor. 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

A blogging friend of mine recently had an entry that told about someone’s distant ancestor who was a horse thief in Montana, who also robbed trains, was chased down by the famous Pinkerton Detectives, and who eventually hanged for his troubles back in 1889.

I suppose someone in his family tree didn’t want to be associated with such a “fellow lacking in character,” and he decided to alter his great-great uncle’s biography…uh…just a smidge:

“[He] was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1885, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, [he] passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."

After getting a good giggle out of the story, the Lord put the thought into my head: “That is exactly what I did for you. I altered your biography when I shed My blood on the cross.”

Before I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord, at the age of 23, I was a BAD, misguided, utterly foul person. But once Christ came into my life – once HE forgave me of my sins – I became a brand new person! HE completely altered my biography and has written His version into the Lamb’s Book of Life! All of the old crud has been erased and each page has been replaced with HIS loving grace. The Author of Life has a personal interest in MY story! He is helping me to write new chapters of love, devotion, prayer, ministry and out-reach that is read by everyone who comes into my sphere of influence. That can be a heavy load to carry, but He has assured me that His burden is light and that He will be with me all the way. I may fail and drop a few bricks from my load from time-to-time, but He is always there to forgive me and help me start all over.

If your biography needs altered for 2010, Jesus can & WILL if you simply ask. The biographies He writes are always better than what we can ever imagine.

I'm so grateful that the Lord is in the business of altering our biographies. With His help, I'm hoping that my life will be a story worth reading by my descendants.

Happy New Year & Blessings from Ohio...Kim W<><


  1. Dear Kim,
    All glory to our Lord and Savior for His great mercy on us! I will be praying that others who may not know Him, will be moved in their hearts by the Holy Spirit to seek His Truth!
    Thank you so much for sharing these--more important than ANYTHING--words!
    I loved and enjoyed seeing your tin collection and reading about your family Christmas!
    I hope to be able to visit more often now that the Christmas season is approaching it's end.
    A very Blessed and Happy New Year to you!
    With love from the cabin,
    Claudia O.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I am so grateful the Lord Chose me and YOU. He is so good and full of grace.

  3. Excellent post for thinking about 2010 and what the future can be. Have a very Happy New Year!


  4. I too became a Christian in my twenties...Praise the Lord for re-writing my life story!
    Blessings to you~


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