Good morning Friends! As I mentioned last week, I am so looking forward to spending time with you. I pray your week went well with all you were faced with and that you were able to see the Lord in your life and go to Him. I hope you were able to reflect on your real and living relationship with Him. How did that go? I’d love to hear…
I haven’t come up with any rhyme or reason to the topics of my posts yet. However, today I do want to share God’s word and encouragement with you about sharing your stories, specifically your faith stories. Then over the next few weeks, I thought I’d share some of mine with you.
Let’s see how that goes. Also, before we begin, just a reminder that it is my hope to post every Monday morning in hopes that you will find encouragement for your week ahead. Finally, if you have any requests for topics, prayer requests or any comments, I’d love to hear from you. Blessings to you on the week ahead!
Faith Stories – Share them
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced. 1 Chronicles 16:8-12
We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. Psalm 78:4
Throughout history God has reminded His people to remember what He has done. This was especially true during the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, and when they inhabited the Promised land. God reminded them to remember all that they had experienced; to recall all the promises He had made and the miracles He had done for them – escaping Egypt, crossing the Red Sea, receiving manna daily, conquering larger nations, obtaining water from a rock, just to name a few. God desired them to remember His love and blessing, His guidance and protection of them, to remember that He had a plan for His people and He was with them each step of the way. God commanded that they never forget all these things and that they share all that He had done with the generations to come, so that they learn of His love and faithfulness for them.
It is the same for us. We are to learn of all that God has done for His children in the past and share those events; proclaim God’s presence and faithfulness to His people by sharing those stories and events. In addition, we need to share our stories of God’s presence in our own lives to those around us; to our friends, and family, to our church family, and especially to our children and grandchildren. Faith stories are God’s love stories in our lives. They proclaim God’s presence in our life and provide encouragement for us and for those who hear. By doing so we are praising Him but we are also reminding ourselves and those we are telling about our most Awesome God. The One who was the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. God is Present! God is Faithful!
Prayer: LORD, you worked awesome deeds among your children throughout history, from one generation to the next; the greatest being the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, for my salvation. Thank-you for redeeming me for eternity and promising never to leave me. Help me to seek you and keep my heart, mind and eyes open to seeing you work in my life now. Give me the courage to share my faith story with others. AMEN
Reflection: Think back on your life. Pick a time where you have experienced God in your life. Share it with someone who could use some encouragement. If you cannot think of a time in your life, then ask a Christian friend about a time when they experienced God working in their life. May you be encouraged by their faith story.