Good morning everyone,
I recently attended the men's prayer breakfast at our church and Sammie Cayton gave his testimony and he talked about the fact that we should all have a story to tell. Psalm 107:1-3 says that we should give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story--those He redeemed from the hand of the foe, those He gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. No matter who you are, if you know the Lord, you have been redeemed from the hand of the foe! Hallelujah! If you are not in a relationship with your Lord and Savior, you are still in bondage! It is either one or the other. And if you have been freed from the enemy, why wouldn't it be a wondrous thing to tell those you meet. See, you don't really have to get all up in arms and beat someone over the head to share your story. People are people and people are searching for answers to their problems. If you are genuine about having been lost until you were found, people will listen. Will they all come into a personal relationship with God? Probably not, but who are you to pick and choose which people you tell your story to? Your story is unique and not a cookie cutter product! I love to tell my story when given the opportunity because it gets more precious the older I get. I was once lost and now I'm found. Boldness comes from the Truth setting you free! If you will let people know how dirty your clothes were before they were made clean, they may just want to have the same 'Super Detergent' clean them! If God has made you clean, tell folks because your story might touch someone that needs to know He cares about them also!
Your brother in Christ,