Have you read … ?
I read 2-3 books per month so it is difficult to remember where I read something. At the moment I am trying to find a story I read, maybe ten years ago, I want to cite it in my writing. These days I try to keep track of stories and illustrations that I might want to quote at a later date but back then I wasn’t writing much so it didn’t occur to me to keep records. Anyway I was wondering if there is someone out there in cyberspace who might have read the same story and can give me some clues as to who wrote it. Here’s what I remember:
There was a man whose life was chaotic because of various addictions. He was trying to get his life back on track. One day he was sitting in an arm chair reading the Bible when he felt God say to him, “if you were never able to move from this chair and do another thing for Me, I would not love you any less than I do right now.” He suddenly realized he did not have to do things to earn God’s approval. Ultimately it was this realization that gave him the strength to break his addictions.
Of course, with the passage of time, my mind may have added or subtracted from the original story. About the time I read this story I was reading a lot of Neil Anderson’s books. However I have checked many of his books and couldn’t find this particular story. If you have any ideas please leave a comment or send me an email, thanks.