The Power of “Your Story”

Most Christians I’ve met don’t think they have a lot to give to the work of God’s Kingdom, but the fact is that every Christian has an extremely powerful gift to share with people. It’s their personal story of what God did to bring them from spiritual darkness into the light of His salvation. Nobody else has your story. Some may be similar, but they aren’t your story. Only you have your story and it’s a story people need to hear. In fact, I believe God will use every Christian’s salvation story to speak powerfully to at least one unsaved person about their need for salvation.

When I was saved from atheism in 1971 I knew little about the Bible, but I knew “my story” of how God saved me and He gave me a lot of opportunities to share it. I worked every day to improve the way I told my story. It quickly became the most important thing in my life.

I started Bible College in 1974 and one of the first things I was asked to do was write my faith story as part of the application process. That was a great experience and showed me how powerful it is to write as well as tell your salvation story. If you haven’t done so already, I highly recommend that you write out your faith story and share it with someone in your life.

I’ve rewritten my salvation story many times through the years, but I enjoy looking back at what I wrote in the early years because it reminds me of what it’s like to be a new believer. I’d like to share some of those early thoughts with you in a short Ebook titled “New Life In A New Year” and encourage you to write your story and share it with me and others.

Many blessings in the New Year!

Mark McGee

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