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Devotional - Thursday, June 8, 2017 159/206

Today's Scripture: "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own." Jn 10:14 

5815. Language only helps this side of the grave. JG


See it.

At home

Live it.

Everyone has a place they call home. That's more than where you hang your hat, it's the place where you're near the things that mean the most to you. Home is normally where family is and where your heart is when your feet take you away from it. Home represents peace and safety and having things the way you like them. But in the case of we followers of Jesus, we have yet to see our home. That still doesn't prevent many of us from creating our own brand of paradise on earth with no plans to leave.

Doing something uncomfortable is sometimes called "leaving the safety of home." Such is my current endeavor to create fictional characters with unique voices. I've never done this before, but even before trying it, I realized that applying makeup is fundamental to the process and uncomfortable at the same time. But the trick to being a mimic is two-part: listening carefully to recognize what it is that makes someone's voice different from someone else and constant practice. Deeper study has confirmed my conclusion. But keeping things real, I've come to realize that I need to frequently return home (figuratively speaking), so I can remember how to get there and what it feels like. What that means is I will not become my characters with their inherent flaws, but they will represent my values instead.

Pray it.

Forgive me, Jesus, for thinking more highly of my plans than Yours.


Keywords: Heaven; Home; Voice

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