Thursday, August 7, 2014

eformation- The Power of YOUR Story





#6 in the eformation Series

Where have you been?
Talking about this the other day with a friend.
We were talking about-"Our Story." 
She said, "Nothing great in my life to talk about... 
I haven't done anything important."
We talked a bit more
 and I asked her to reframe her life.....

"What if you tell your story
 in light of what Jesus has done for you? 
Do you think that can
 give you a different perspective?"

We all get caught up in the subtle
 and actually maybe blatant 
 affects of our modern culture--
 that our Life is about ME and what I have done....

We get a bit sidetracked
 and think it is the paths WE choose that matters. 

The challenge of committed Disciples- 
Followers of Jesus- 
is that we often forget
 just how basic our story is.... 
 and we forget to use our gifts
 and our whole being in telling the main story:

JESUS LOVES ME.
 HE DIED FOR ME.
AND ROSE AGAIN FOR ME.

That is the story that attracts others to listen -
 to listen with HOPE.
 To begin to see that there is something different about 
Living Life as a Daughter of the King.
Because Jesus has made all the difference.
Because my feeble attempts
 at making meaning of my life have been futile.
And most all -  
we are encouraged to be prepared.
 Take some time to write out your Story.
So that you are always prepared
 to tell anyone who asks---
What is so special about your life?
And then perhaps YOU
 will be ready to be a witness
 here in this space- 
of all that you have seen and heard.


Our encouragement here:
1 Peter 3:14-15

Through thick and thin,
 keep your hearts at attention,
 in adoration before Christ, your Master. 
Be ready to speak up and tell anyone
 who asks why you’re living the way you are,
 and always with the utmost courtesy.



AND BECAUSE EVERYTHING FORMS US-
AND GOD USES EVERYTHING 
HE DOES NOT WASTE ANYTHING.
OUR ECONOMICAL GOD
IS ABLE TO USE-
eformation- electronic media
to both form and shape us and others.
Tell your story-
to Make HIM KNOWN
and
BRING HIM GLORY.



Parts of this post were previously published at-
Women of the SED  

4 comments:

  1. Our story is what Jesus has done for us. I love that! Great message today!

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  2. I don't know if this going to post twice,but twice is okay. You are right our story is HIStory.

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  3. I like this so much- our perspective is off if we evaluate our stories based on the world's ideas of success. It's not what we do- it's what God does- sometimes TO us, sometimes through us, but to Him be the glory!

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