This is the 2nd in series taking a walk through the books of 1 & 2 Timothy with an emphasis on the foundational roots of Sound Doctrine, Spiritual Development and our Community of Faith. We all need and guidance in our spiritual walk. In order to defend against worldly distractions and to chase after God's strategic master plan, we are going to need a strong foundational root system.
Over the years, I have often taught or preached about the significance and impact value of YOUR STORY. I hear my wife and kids now regularly talking about "your story" as an encouragement to TELL YOUR STORY.
When I say, YOUR STORY, I am talking about how it is that you came to know God the Father and Creator. I am talking about how He has changed you and how He continues to work in and through you. I am talking about how you have survived this struggle or that trial be of His Holy Spirit living inside you. I am talking about who you used to be as compared to who you are now as a result of the saving Grace of Jesus; your sin problem and how Jesus solved it.
YOUR STORY has such great impact on account of it is YOUR STORY and no one can take that away from you.
Can I just tell ya something? When you tell YOUR STORY, you recounting factual events regarding which you have first hand knowledge because you lived it!
I don't know about you but I get so very encouraged when I hear about how God is working in and through others. It is exactly why I give time during every Sunday morning worship service for our church family to share personal testimony. It is encouraging!
It is encouraging to be reminded that God still cares about us, still hears our prayers, and is still hard at work just like He promises that He will be. It is encouraging to be reminded in tangible ways that God is still in the saving and restoration business!
Follow the link below to listen to the rest of this message in the series, "Our Root System":