Word 4U Today

TELL IT LIKE IT IS

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‘Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story…’  Psalms 107:2 NIV

 

If you’ve been a Christian for more than five minutes, the chances are that speaking out, being real, telling your friends what Jesus has done for you is so scary that perhaps you start avoiding it where you can.

It’s hard enough explaining why no, you don’t want to have sex before wedding vows, or ah, you won’t be drinking any more please take that shot glass back thanks, without going all out and sharing your testimony.

By speaking out, however ‘cool’ you play it, some people will always think you’re a bit weird.

Jesus knows this.

He faced enough of it Himself.

And yet, Psalm 107:2 says, ‘Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story…’.

Why? Because your story is incredibly valuable (and even mentioning that you go to church, believe in God, etc, can be enough at times – chances are that people will be intrigued enough by that to start with.)

People can argue over the historical evidence for Jesus, or struggle to take the Bible at face value. But it’s more of a stretch to deny what God has done for you, personally.

For some of your friends, you are the best proof of God’s existence and power. And if you struggle to express this, you certainly aren’t alone. Trust us. (Take a look at the ‘What Now’ below).

 

What now?

Check out to for some well encouraging stuff at positivelypinoy.com. And think about whether one of your friends needs to hear these stories as well.

cmo

September 4th, 2013

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