Wednesday, June 8, 2011

what's your story?

I love listening to people tell stories.  Many times it is their story of what life has brought their way.  Other times it is the story of someone we have met and learned from.  But stories go a long way.

From history we learn that the things people have learned from the beginning of time have been handed down through telling stories, even when there is not a written language (speaking of years ago or even of people far from us today).  We need to share stories.

The power of God can come to life through the power of stories.  God has impacted my life and many of your lives.  What God has done in you and through you is not only credible, but those stories have powerful potential of touching countless lives.  Who needs to hear your story today?

Some stories make you laugh.  Some make you cry.  Others make you stop and think.

There are some awesome people that I have met through the years that have a gift of telling stories.  One was a pastor.  That dude, Joe Brooks, could speak for hours and hold my attention.  A couple others that I think of can tell stories and in a short period of time unpack a powerful stories.

I just want ask each of us to stop and think through our story.  Would you be able to share your story with someone you come in contact with?  Maybe this is a person you know.  Maybe it is someone you meet in the store or somewhere.  Take some time.  Think through it.  Make some notes.  Begin to tell your story.  Make it strong.

Matthew 28:15 NASB
And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.

2 Timothy 1:8 NLT
So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don't be ashamed of me, either, even though I'm in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.

Acts 9:42 NLT
The news spread through the whole town, and many believed in the Lord.

Acts 4:20 NLT
We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.

Your strong stories will impact many lives.  Don't sell yourself short.  Maximize your time to share with others what God has done in your life!

1 comment:

mattknisely said...

This is a great post man! You need to check out my last two posts on stories.

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