God has worked in each of our lives uniquely and yet the themes of redemption, hope, and rescue are all running through each of our stories. There are many ways God could use to tell the world of His love and His plan for them, but He chose us. And He didn’t just choose our gifts and our victories; He most often moves through the stories of His power to save us from our hopelessness and brokenness.
Story is a funny thing. We tend to measure a story’s worth based on how interesting it is. However, I think we actually crave something deeper than “interesting” — I think we actually crave stories we relate to, stories where we see ourselves, and stories where there is a hero. And if that is what we’re all craving — connection to each other and to God — then every single one of us has a story to tell and certainly a Hero to boast in.
For the next six weeks, we will be encouraged and equipped in the importance of sharing our stories — how we came to faith, how God redeemed our lives, and how He continues to write and shape our stories for His glory. We’ll read what the Bible says about it and hear examples from some of our friends about how God has used their stories in other people’s lives. And, together, we’ll practice sharing our stories.
“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Revelation 12:11)
There’s something powerful that defeats the enemy and causes God to be known as we share our story.
Who do you know who is thirsty for truth? Who needs to hear the story of what God has done in your life? Part of the power of believing God is seeing God work in other people’s lives. When you share your story, you are pointing people to the ultimate Storyteller.
– Jennie Allen