What Is Your Story?

Every day is a story.  Something happens that you will probably repeat to someone.  Because of Facebook, texting, and Instagram, we hear more stories than ever before.

Today I've heard some stories.  Why a house burn down last night?  How a doctor took charge of his profession and care of his patients.  How a local store owner mourned the loss of a young and valued customer.  Some of these stories were only one sentence long.  Others took some time to tell.

You've got a story.  I've told mine before.  I admit it is a tough story, but it is still beautiful.

What has God done for you?  So many followers of Jesus complain about what God hasn't done for them, that they forget or don't even notice what He has done.  I also find that some of the complaints I hear have to do with personal comfort, not real needs.

Luke 8:39   “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

What is the best and most significant thing that you can do for the Kingdom of God?  Tell someone what Jesus has done for you.  Here are a few suggestions that I would like to offer on how to do that. 

Don't use religious lingo or weird phrases.  I've asked people, "How are you today?"  They respond, "I'm blessed, I'm blessed, I'm blessed."  To those who don't have a church background they look and think, "What's blessed?"  

Don't argue other actions of others.  I heard a story recently of a televangelist who is raising money.  I can't tell you if they need it or not.  But I'm not going to get into an argument with someone over it.  It's not my story. 

Keep it short and straightforward.  Tell a short story, not a long-winded novel.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to tell my story to someone today.  AMEN  


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