Have you ever wondered how the story of your life impacts others?
Most days we probably don’t even give the story of our life another thought. Typically we wake up, live out the routines of our day, never even considering how the unique details of our life’s story can affect others. However there are those special moments, when we become keenly aware God has something else in mind. As our heart begins to respond, we feel His gentle nudging: “NOW is a good time to tell the story.”
That story we are referring to is your story. It is also God’s story. The two become intertwined the moment you invite Him into your heart. Once we invite God to step into the picture, our story changes. He has a magnificent way of taking those once jagged and painful pieces of our past and gently refining them into a smooth and well polished stone with a radiance and beauty that is all it’s own.
So now, when one of those unexpected opportunities presents itself, our hearts can be open to sharing with others. No matter if it takes us out of our routine and sometimes out of our own comfort zone, we can truly trust God knows what He is doing. We not only can trust He is in control and knows what He is doing, but we can also trust that those once raw and painful pieces to our story can now be used for a greater good.
For the story that we are really sharing is how God has taken every single detail of our life’s story and used it in a far greater way than you and I could have ever imagined. For you and I are now a part of a much greater story, the story of JESUS and HIS LOVE!
I Love to Tell the Story Written by Arabella Katherine (Kate) Hankey (1834-1911) I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true; It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do. I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams. I love to tell the story, it did so much for me; And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee. I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story; 'tis pleasant to repeat what seems, Each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet. I love to tell the story, for some have never heard The message of salvation from God's own holy Word. I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story, for those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest. And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song, 'Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long. I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love. "I Love to Tell the Story" evolved from the second part of a poem written by Katherine Hankey in 1866. The music was added later by William G. Fischer and published for the first time in Joyful Songs, 1869.