Every Day Is A New Creation

Went with a friend to see the movie Blue Like Jazz based upon Donald Miller’s best selling book.  I liked it!  In fact, I think the movie helped me make sense out of the book.

In a later book (A Million Miles in a Thousand Years)  Miller uses the term inciting incident to describe what I call a pivot point.  The inciting incident/pivot point is a triggering event that forces an individual to react to a need for change.  The pivot point can push the person to begin the transition process that has been delayed by indecision.

Blue Like Jazz, the movie, really highlights the pivot points in Donald Miller’s life.  His sudden insight about his mother and his youth pastor pivots Donald’s life in a whole new direction that would bring him deeper understanding of himself and the human condition.  It was truly a life changing moment when he came to the awareness of what was happening.

People and events contribute to Donald’s transitional journey.

Makes me wonder about the people and events that changed my life.  I think that I can now name most of them because i have spend a lot of time in the past few years reflecting upon those things that I have shaped me into who I am.  Each of these events and people were brought into my life by a God who continually tells me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139).  Sometimes we think that God finished when we were born.  I would say that the shaping, forming and creating action of God goes on in my life every moment of every day.

Take time to reflect each day upon events and people who have shaped your life.

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