Christianity

A Story to Tell

We've all had a friend at the beginning of a new romantic relationship who won't stop talking about this new boyfriend. And while it's annoying it's also beautiful, because it's the perfect example of how easy it is to talk about those we spend a great deal of time with. 

Since I started this blog, and especially since I’ve made it a point to write at least one post every week (okay…almost every week) I’ve heard this question, “Is it hard to come up with something to write each week about God?”

The answer depends entirely on how closely I’ve been walking with the Lord that week. But honestly, most of the time, no–it’s not hard at all. Here’s why:

Think of the person in your life here on earth who you love the most; a spouse, a sister, a friend, a parent. Now, think of something with that person that happened in the last week. It doesn’t have to be anything profound, just something you talked about or a place you went together.

Was that difficult? I’m willing to bet that it wasn’t. Because when we actually spend time with others, it’s really easy to talk about them.

We’ve all had a friend at the beginning of a new romantic relationship who won’t stop talking about this new boyfriend. It seems every word she says is about something he said or a funny thing he did, or where they went together. And while it’s annoying it’s also beautiful, because it’s the perfect example of how easy it is to talk about those we spend a great deal of time with.

This week’s post won’t be long, because all I really want you to hear is this: are you actually spending time with the Lord? 

If you desire to be the type of person who is on fire in your faith, the type of person who will tell others about Jesus, the type of person who seems to know, like really know, who God is, then you absolutely must spend time with him.

Time alone with God is the only way to know and be known by him.

In 1 Chronicles 16:11-13 it says, “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, you his servants, the descendants of Israel, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.”

I promise that if you spend time with him each day, if you seek his face always as the verse above says, you will have a story to tell, an experience to share, or a verse to recall at just the right moment.

But so long as you keep your faith in between the four walls of your church building on Sunday mornings, you will never see growth.

This week, spend some time in the word, bow your head in prayer, approach the Lord with thanksgiving, and I promise you’ll walk away with a story you can tell. And if you’re willing to share it, I’d be honored to hear that story.

In Him,

Kirsten Elsa

 

2 comments on “A Story to Tell

  1. Marianne Youngberg

    I love reading your blogs Kirsten!

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