God has given us the task of telling everyone what He is doing. We're Christ's representatives. 2 Cor 5:18 (MSG)
Then I read an article on Christianity Today and realised that God was developing a theme for me to follow.
In his article, Kelly Brady says "I started [hitting the streets...and handing out a little tract I wrote called "My Story"] ...because I was saddened by our church's lack of adult conversions. Then I took a look in the mirror. … see moreAs the senior pastor, if I'm not sharing my faith, I shouldn't be surprised when our church isn't." The way that he has written his story (page 2 of the article) is beautifully accessible and transparent!
My daily devotional on WordLive today was a passage about John the Baptizer. The Jewish leaders were asking who he was.
John answered in the words of the prophet Isaiah, "I am only someone shouting in the desert, `Get the road ready for the Lord!' John 1:23David Bradwell comments 'John had two answers. He said he was a voice calling people to allow Jesus a pathway into their lives and a finger pointing people to the One who can forgive their sins.' (emphasis mine)
I felt prompted to start thinking about different ways to share my story that reach beyond my usual 'circles'. A way of being a finger and a voice pointing away from me towards Him.
So...Who am I? What are some of my God-stories? Where should I tell them? Who should I tell? How should I tell my story of Jesus, Redeemer?
Hmmn...so much to ponder.