God allows us to go through life’s experiences so we can have a story to tell. God wants us to share with others our lives and the amazing work He has done for us.
I spoke at a little country church last Sunday. My plan was to talk about trials we must all face. I ended up talking about Fulton and the stories tied to him. Before long, the words flowed and I left my notes far behind. As I talked, this little audience of 40 people was totally glued and there were plenty of tears to go around. I know their lives were touched.
As I thought back about this, I remembered how Paul told his life stories. He wrote:
“In hard traveling year in and year out, I’ve had to ford rivers, fend off robbers, struggle with friends, struggle with foes. I’ve been at risk in the city, at risk in the country, endangered by desert sun and sea storm, and betrayed by those I thought were my brothers.” (2 Corinthians 11:26)
I realized how good it was for me to share these stories. I was able to minister to them and they in turn ministered to me. Paul wrote to the church in Rome, “When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.” (Romans 1:12)
I want to encourage you to work on sharing your life’s stories. They are priceless and you will find God in the middle of them. God bless!