A Powerful Proposition – Share Your Story

A Powerful Proposition – Share Your Story

My travel plans have been double checked. I’ve confirmed my accommodations. In just another two days I’m beginning a busy 10 day stretch that will take me from New England to Pennsylvania, back to New England, then off to Michigan. It’s easy to get tired just looking at my schedule for the next week and a half. Despite all that’s packed into the coming days, I’ve been looking forward to this for months. Why? Because I’m looking forward to sharing some of my story! It’s an excitement that has only built in the past few days as I’ve been reading and studying the book of Exodus. It has reminded me of three important reasons we each should share our story: It reminds us how far we’ve come. As a child, my family had a doorway where my parents would periodically mark how tall we were. It felt so good to see the small lines with my name inch up the wall over time. Even the smallest incremental growth showed that I wasn’t where I used to be. Sharing our stories does the same. It reminds ourselves that we’re not where we once were.   It reminds us of answers to prayer. Sharing our stories keeps answers to prayer that we’ve experienced fresh in our minds. We’ll need those reminders when life challenges us again. When we read Exodus, it can feel a bit like the Hebrews forgot answers they had received. God performed several miracles to break them free from slavery. Then, as they fled, He split the Red Sea so that they could walk through on dry ground....