Sharing Our Story

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”

Thought for the Day:  Sharing God

Recently I found myself in a situation where in conversation I felt an urge to share with a new friend part of my family history. I had been with her on several occasions but this time I truly sensed something different. I told her about my trials and losses then I shared of the gifts God had given through friends, family, precious children, and faith. I did not know why I was sharing those things at that moment, but I kept sharing.

I watched her face as I finished sharing, and noticed she was beginning to tear up. She said, “I needed to hear that today – right now. I ended an abusive relationship some time ago and I am reading an e-mail from a friend right now who is telling me about all the abusive things he is still doing.” She thanked me for sharing my story and said that it gives her hope that things will get better.  We talked a few more minutes and in that time she was able to see that she had gotten out of that abusive relationship and that now she can go on knowing God is with her. She smiled.

We never know when we awake each morning and enter our day who we will meet and who we will share our faith story. But God knows and will lead us to those who need His Word.

Prayer:  God, thank you for leading us to friends in need. Please be with those in need today and help them feel your love through the people around them. Help us Lord, to feel Your nudge to share You with them.

Prayer Focus: THOSE IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS

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