WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Key Bible Verse: Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story. (Psalm 107:2, NIV)
Dig Deeper: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
So … what’s your story? Has anyone ever asked you that question? If so, how did you answer? Did you mostly stick to the generalities, the “bullet points” – where you’re from, what you do for a living, how long you’ve been married or single, and how many kids you have? That’s all very interesting stuff but this litany of facts really doesn’t tell us much about the real you. These details are just the CliffsNotes to the story, not the story itself.
Perhaps somewhere during the course of your life you’ve been made to believe that your story doesn’t matter. Or maybe you are hesitant to dive too deep into your story for fear of chapters you’ve tried hard not to deal with. Be brave; don’t look away. This will not be easy, and it does not happen overnight. But it starts with a choice. Make the choice to face your story. God is not interested in a CliffsNotes version of your story.
God wants to use all of your story: the joy, the pain, and all the pages in between. Find the essence of your story. Revisit your finest hour and your weakest moments. Sometimes our most significant steps forward are the ones that take us back.
– Matthew West in The Story of Your Life Interactive Journey
My Response: I will use the last paragraph to help me think through my life – my story.
My Response: To be a person is to have a story to tell. – Isak Dinesen (Danish writer)
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