February 22, Tell Your Story
Today’s reading: Psalms 106-110
“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south” - Psalm 107:2-3.
The playwright Oscar Wilde once said, “Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.” You have a past, a story of how God found you, healed you and how He is using you. You also have a story of your failures and how God worked good in and through them. You have a story today that is still being written, with chapters yet to be developed and a conclusion yet to be penned. Are you willing to tell this story? If the answer is “yes,” then how can you tell it? Does God want you to write a book? Make a movie? Give your testimony in person or through some other media? Are you hesitant to do this, not wanting to draw attention to yourself? If you don’t produce it (whatever the “it” is for you to produce), it will deprive people of the encouragement and consolation only your story can provide. Lord, today’s entry describes me. I have been hesitant to draw attention to myself, yet if You don’t use me, then who will You use to do Your will? I have a story and a purpose that You want me to share with others. I surrender to Your plan, even if that means I will be “front and center” in the minds of other people. I gave You my life. Now use it as You see fit!