Welcome to Main Character Monday. It’s a little different than my regular blog posts, a little more lighthearted. But stick with it, and you just might find some characters you’d like to read more about. And even though it isn’t my usual devotional style, you may still come away with an encouraging word from the Word. I hope you enjoy Main Character Monday!
Today’s Guest is Dinah Devereaux from A Most Precious Gift by Jacqueline F. Wheelock. Thank you for joining me.
A life verse is a scripture that has spoken to you deeply, impacted the way you live your life, or become like a theme verse for your life. What would you say is your life verse?
The verse that shores up my confidence in who I am is taken from Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” When life’s circumstances try to reduce me to feeling “less than,” this verse reminds me of the heart of God for all his children, and that includes me.
What person from scripture do you most relate to?
I definitely connect to Esther who had her own reservations about meeting a crucial life challenge, but ultimately she pressed forward with what she knew was the right thing to do. It must have been beyond frightening for the young Jewish queen, on behalf of her people, to confront the king uninvited. To me, her philosophy of “If I perish, I perish,” is one of the great quotations of the Old Testament. Like the Hebrew boys who were thrown into the furnace, Esther’s trust in God to do what was best was mightily rewarded.
The New Testament says that all the law and prophets can be summed up in two commands: love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind and to love your neighbor as yourself. Which of these two commands do you feel you have the most trouble following?
Loving my “neighbor” has not always been easy for me, but I believe this command demonstrates loving God with “all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.”
Solomon asked God for wisdom. If God gave you the same opportunity, what would you ask Him for?
I believe fear is one of Satan’s strongest and most effective weapons against believers, so I would ask for total trust which I feel results in total peace.
If you could give one message to those reading this interview, what would you tell them?
Nothing in life comes close to the importance of a well-maintained relationship with God—not even marrying the hero in a romance novel and living “happily ever after.”
Just for Fun:
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Definitely milk chocolate.
Autumn or Spring? Autumn is my first choice. That burst of cool days and warm colors is always exhilarating.
Coffee or Hot Cocoa? Coffee wins.
If you could describe Jacqueline F. Wheelock in three words, what would those words be? Idealistic, self-effacing, determined
I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of Main Character Monday. A Most Precious Gift is available as an e-book or paperback on Amazon. It’s sequel, In Pursuit of an Emerald, is also available on Amazon.