If you have been following my blog, you have figured out I am a regular person, who hasn’t taken an English class in a LOOONNNG time! This thought tormented me for some time and caused me not to write. God put several people on my path to encourage me to write despite my need for an editor and my lack of proper grammar.
I could have spent time brushing up on my writing skills, but God said NOW. I could have waited until my girls left for college, but God said NOW. I could have waited for a publishing company to approach me, but God said NOW.
The thing is, we all have a story. And, God has given us each unique ways and specific audiences for us to share our story. Our job is to be obedient and SHARE.
How can we expect the Good News to reach our neighbors if we haven’t shared how the Good News first reached us?
Why you should share your story:
1. “and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.” Philippians 1:14
When we share about God’s grace and goodness through our struggles, others are encouraged to speak about the Lord’s work in their life. Believers receive encouragement and the world begins to see and hear true faith lived in the trenches of trials.
2. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15.
Jesus instructs His followers to tell others about his death and resurrection. We are told to share about what Jesus did for us on the cross. What better way to proclaim His love and good news then to follow up the gospel with your personal story of God’s work in your life?
3. And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5
When we testify about the work of God in our life, we don’t need to worry about using fancy words or explanations. Simply share the beautiful story of how God came into your life and saved you. Ask the Spirit to give you the words and the opportunities to share.
What is your story? When is the last time you shared it? I pray the Lord will give us more opportunities to share about His love and goodness.