Monday, August 23, 2010

What's your story?

Hello again! It's good to see you again in A Good Bible Study.

Lord, thank you for bringing us together to learn from Your Word and grow together. Help us to let go of distractions for just a few minutes and be with You. In the name of Jesus, amen.

As we begin chapter six of The Love Revolution Devotional Workbook and Field Journal, by Joyce Meyer, we are asked to think about our stories, what we have been through in the process of becoming who we are, today. "The power of your story, the reality and humanness of your life carries a great deal of weight and influence when you find opportunities to share it with others in their time of need."

Jesus used stories to help others see themselves in a new way. We can use our stories to do the same. Our stories help us to respond to someone in need with love and mercy, instead of judgement and condemnation. We can use our stories to show others that we understand what it is like to be alone, be afraid, be filled with regret, or to want to escape the mess we are in.

Your story can be a gift. Read Romans 12:6-8

Our personal histories can be a prophecy, a ministry, a teaching, an exhortation, a gift, leadership, and a mercy to those with whom we share them.

Think about your life, the mistakes you've made, the plans that didn't work out, and what made the difference. Decide to share part of your history with the person God brings into your life just for that purpose today.

Dear Lord, thank you for bringing us out of more messes than we would like to admit. Help us to bless someone else today with our history, our wisdom. Help us to learn from Your wisdom so we will make choices that bring us a joyful future. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Love, Karen

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