Saturday, July 21
Tell Your Story!
Today's reading: Psalm 107:1-43
The command to "let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble" (vs. 2) is a call to action that I absolutely champion. The psalmist then drives this point home as he shows several situations where God helped when the people cried out to Him, followed by this repeated directive:
"Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!" (vs. 8, 15, 21 and 31).
When we talk with others about how God has protected, guided, provided for and walked alongside us through difficult times, we are being a witness to those around us. As we share our story, we're sharing our faith by proclaiming God and His love and goodness to a world that needs to know about God and have a relationship with Him. So don't listen to Satan's whispers that you are not equipped to talk about Jesus and how your life has changed through your relationship with Him. That's a lie.
Take time today to look back and identify how God has worked in your life--with the specific purpose of honing in on a number of God experiences that you can share with others. When you made the decision to receive Christ as your Savior is a critical part of your story that you will want to share. But each of us also have multiple stories of God's goodness that we can use to show and tell others about God and ultimately what Jesus did for us on the cross. So what's your story? And who will you tell your story to this week? Tami
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