This is good stuff, these daily devotions I mentioned the other day! Today’s takes seriously our stories of faith and how God uses our stories to bless others.
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.” – Romans 1:8
Can you imagine someone thanking God for you because your faith – your story – is being shared with people all over the world? Maybe that is too much too imagine. How about your story – the story of how your walk with God has helped you not only get through the tough things you’ve gone through but has enabled you to live your life with joy and fulfillment – can you imagine how that story could be of some inspirational value to the people you work with, or your neighbours, or perhaps people within your own family? You will never know what God can do with your story until you start sharing it. Remember God uses ordinary people like you to spread His love. So how about it? Not sure what to share? Just answer these questions…
What difference has walking with God made in your life, your marriage, your family, your purpose, your joy, your fun, your work, your friends?
What experiences have you had that have reassured you that God is real and that He has a purpose for you?
How has walking with God made thing different for you, your marriage, your family, your life?
For Discussion: Take some time to answer the questions above, and share those answers with someone(s). Can you think of some concrete ways in your life that you can share your faith with other people?
Prayer: Lord our God, we want to share our faith in you with everyone, including our families, friends, co-workers, and neighbours. Please give us the wisdom and the courage to do that, and to know when to do it. Amen.
– written for CRC Home Missions by Steve Elzinga