So, You Want to Be Relevant?

So You Want to Be Relevant? Commit to Taking God at His Word!

I’ve heard it many times and from the most unexpected sources:

“I try to read the Bible, but . . . it doesn’t seem to say anything to me.  I don’t understand what I’m reading.  It doesn’t help me, so I end up quitting . . “

Set this response beside David’s from Psalm 119:

Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore my soul keeps them.
The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.I opened my mouth and panted,
For I longed for Your commandments.
(Psalm 119:129-131)

If the goal of life is Psalm 119-zeal, what are the pre-requisites for getting there?

I am addressing this question at The Perennial Gen this week, particularly as it relates to relevance. If you are concerned about remaining relevant in every phase of life, click here to join the conversation! I look forward to reading your thoughts on your own struggle to speak and write words that stand the test of time!

Timeless truth imparts bullet-proof and agile relevance to the believer who embraces scripture as the main message of her life.

Holding you in the light,

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30 thoughts on “So You Want to Be Relevant? Commit to Taking God at His Word!”

  1. Amen and amen, Michele. I’m here in the wings cheering you and your good words on! Thank you for making time to write!


  2. Boy, relevance has all kinds of meanings in our current climate doesn’t it. But something we definitely think about as writers. And I think about in the culture as biblical truth is being dismantled. Thanks for writing about this.

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    1. I’m reading another of Gordon Korman’s books right now with a class of 6th graders. I think it’s title is The Island and it’s got three books in the series. Only just beginning, but so intriguing!


  3. Congratulations on your new writing gig. I like your reading list and have added several to my Goodreads to-read list


  4. Michele, this is such a great topic to address. I feel like we all struggle with our relevance through each stage of life and in every aspect of our lives as well. Heading over to read your full article. Thanks for linking with me.



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