There’s power in story. Our story matters. It not only gives us a voice, but brings significance to our life meaning. Sharing it with others releases us from the world’s attempt to mute our voice.
Unmuting Our Voice
You see, telling our story sucker punches the devil smack dab in the gut. And that’s my favorite part. He works to stifle our voice…to keep us from narrating our storyline. Yet, God’s not only the author, but He’s also the narrator, the editor, and the publisher.
Does it mean each chapter glitters and sparkles? No. But God uses every life experience including the hurt, heartache, and moments of joy for His purpose and His glory.
Often, we try to edit and rewrite our narrative and submit it to God for approval. Or, hide our version of the manuscript in a safe place hoping life turns out to match our revisions.
Embracing Our Story
The Lord began writing our story in the womb. He continues to oversee every part even when the enemy attempts evil against us. And the Lord offers healing when the world manages to wound us. God takes an active role in our life.Recounting our narrative shows God's hand at work on every page. #blog Click To Tweet
We simply cannot share it without God’s goodness and mercy as the leading roles.
Rescued by God, we became living storytellers.
I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,
the praises of the Lord,
according to all that the Lord has granted us,
and the great goodness to the house of Israel
that he has granted them according to his compassion,
according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
Isaiah 63:7 ESV
In 2015, I recounted the steadfast love and goodness of the Lord in my life’s manuscript. I wrote the script under God’s direction, my husband filmed and put it together in a video.
Watch the video viewed nearly 10,000 times on Facebook or the YouTube video below.
How have you seen God’s goodness and mercy in your life? Tell us in the comments.
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