SO, come here….come closer. Yeah – you. I’ve got something SOOO uber cool to share with you.
Now, I’d like to act all professional – like I’ve got my “author” suit and hat on and know all about that stuff, but you know me better than that. It’s just me, real and raw and about as goofy as they come.
But I couldn’t wait to tell you sweet ladies that I got my Galley Proof in! Don’t know what that is? Me neither! Well, I didn’t really know what it was ’til I opened the link.
It’s my book! You know, my Bible study on Ecclesiastes! The one I’ve been waiting for, for awhile – for a long while! OKAY, so the real thing is not out yet, but the galley proof is what goes to the author before the final product. The publishers send it out for final revisions and then we get to finally see the real deal!
How cool is that! It won’t be long ladies and it will be on a book shelf near you!
Of course, I can’t leave the post without drawing a spiritual parallel. I realize there may be several, but let’s stick with the obvious.
When we truly give our lives to Christ, we become new creations. We begin a journey in which we are consistently editing our lives in response to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Putting in and taking out those things necessary to conform us to the image of Christ.
It’s like we’re the galley proof awaiting that final day when we’ll be shelf ready.
Oh, we’ve been accepted in the Beloved and have a signed and sealed contract of the Divine kind…but right now, we’re in the Author’s hands and He is in the process of changing us from glory to glory.
One day we’ll be the final product – but right now, we’ve got some editing to do – we’re a galley proof.
“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” 1 John 3:2-3
So, how ya doing on editing your life, sweet friend? Are you bound and determined to keep something in the book of your life that really needs to go in order to be shelf ready?
Oh, by the way…The Scripture Dig team has been featuring our favs from each other’s personal sites. This week, they’ve been highlighting my site and it’s been fun to see which posts they each picked as their favorite. I’d love for you to pop over there and let me know which one is your fav. 🙂