Ladies! What a wonderful and fun kick off meeting last week!
We so enjoyed tailgating with old and new friends, enjoying yummy food and laughing together around the tables.
We were also excited to share some of our stories with one another too.
For those who missed Thursday, here’s a little recap :
During our devo, we looked at our new theme “Stories” by breaking down the word below.
S- Someone else has been there. I am not alone.
Another mom has been there and Jesus promises to never leave you alone.
For He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5c)
T- Telling my Story Can Help Someone
By sharing my story, I can help comfort someone just like God did for me during my hard time.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
O- Offer My Story As A Way To Point To Him
My Story. God’s Glory.
Use your story to point back to God. Allow your story to become minor and God to become major.
He must become greater; I must become less. (John 3:30)
R- Revisit My Story
Revisit your story to keep a proper perspective and to remind yourself of the faithfulness of God.
“We’re letting this problem or issue do what God wanted it to accomplish all along when He allowed it into our lives-
to showcase His ability, to spotlight His strength, to invite the healing showers of His sustained glory.” Priscilla Shirer
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Y-Yield to the Author of My Story
When you yield to something or someone, you declare that they have authority over you.
When we yield to Jesus, we are saying that he is in control of our lives. And when we yield our story to Him, we surrender
and trust that He is working and moving in the chapters that have taken place and in those that have not.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
The question is, what do we do with our stories? We all have one and it’s not perfect, but God will use it for His glory.
Maybe in your story journey GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW YOU AREN’T ALONE.
Maybe he wants to COMFORT AND ENCOURAGE SOMEONE THROUGH YOU.
Maybe he wants to give you PEACE, as you allow your story to point to Him.
Maybe as you revisit your story He wants you to THANK HIM for always working in your life….
Or maybe today, HE WANTS YOU TO DROP THE PEN and YIELD YOUR STORY TO HIM.
You and I are living right this minute on a tiny dot of time within a vast sea of God moments.
And the ripple effect of today’s prayer, today’s faith- today’s now- spirals out inall directions for all eternity,
bumping something here, affecting something there, all under God’s watchful eye and wisdom.
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This month, we read from The Jesus Storybook Bible.