“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,” Psalm 107:2 NIV
When I started this blogging adventure it was said to me, “Why do you want to tell everybody everything?” So, this I have been pondering 😉 …
I don’t want to tell everybody everything. Believe me, you don’t want to know everything about me. But, I do want to share the great things the Lord has done in my life. I kind of feel like the apostle John. “I am writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.” 1 John 1:4 NLT This is exciting yet frightening at the same time. I don’t take speaking of the things of God lightly. There has even been tears shed as I prayed about opening up about my faith.
I struggled with doubt. Who am I to write of the greatness of God? Don’t you remember, you barely survived college english? Who will care? What if I make a mistake? What if I get it wrong? I am not sure I have ever felt as insecure about starting anything in my life. Well, except for student teaching in first grade. 😉 As I began to go to the Lord with these questions, He was faithful to show me I am His and He will show me the things to write in this place as they reflect His story. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 ESV God was not just talking to the Jewish Christians way back then but to us even now. I prayed, cried and messaged my mentor. She said, remember regardless of if anyone reads theses words, they are keepsakes of God’s goodness in your life. 🙂
Who could not want to write about reminders of goodness and faithfulness?! So, I am writing today to encourage you to begin to tell of the good things God has done in your life. Maybe begin with writing them down or telling the people you live with. “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV
If you are in a time in your life when things are hard and God’s goodness is clouded, we can always go to the guts of Gospel. If we believe in Jesus, God’s Son, we are saved from sin and death. Do you know what that means? Even though we don’t deserve it, we are a child of God, forgiven, and we are promised life now and for eternity! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Read the book of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. Through these men, God has written the story of our Saviour perfectly.
Look for the greatness of God in your life. SPEAK of His greatness, WRITE about it and REMEMBER how he has been faithful and good to you! I love the way Big Daddy Weave sings about this in their new song My Story:
Lord, I pray that this blog and my life speak of the grace that is greater than all my sin. May this be a place for me to store my most precious keepsakes. Help us see your goodness and tell about it. ❤