I was listening to a podcast last night by Elevation Church and in it the pastor said that we need to be sharing the stories of the goodness of God in our lives; and if we’re not, then we are liable to forget God’s faithfulness . Now I’ll admit, I tend to be more of a listener and question-asker than a talker and verbal storyteller – just my natural gravitation. But as I thought about that statement I realized how long it had been since I sat down with some friends or family and said, “Remember that time that God did…”
So, in this blogosphere of words I have decided to start my storytelling of God’s faithfulness here in this post – and aim to carry it into some upcoming conversations.
Ready? Remember when…
*I was adjusting to living away from home for the first time and God gave me a wonderful church family with just the right group of friends to help me adjust? They were quirky and funny and challenged me in my giftings – just what I needed.
*God protected me from all the wrong guys so He can bring the right one?
*I was stressed about renting my townhouse after my intended renters fell through at the last minute, and He provided a great couple?
*I needed the courage to face the conflict, and He helped me?
*I didn’t have the money to go on the humanitarian trip to the Dominican Republic, but He provided, and it changed my life?
*God helped me forgive
*God led me to a great mechanic that I used and trusted for years
*I had the money to be a blessing to someone else, and still plenty left over to take care of my needs?
*I had a broken heart and God sent me amazing friends and family, and the strength of His Word to carry me through that season?
*I needed an encouraging word and it was brought by a random stranger…. Several times!?
*I contracted mono and work was flexible and I had short-term leave with pay?
*God allowed me to take a dream time away in England, twice, as though He was bestowing a private gift, just for me?
*God protected me when the accident could’ve been way worse?
*God led me through decision after decision, even if I didn’t understand the why behind it…or know the potential outcome?!
*Remember when God never failed me or left me on my own but always gave me hope that He would sort things out – He would fight for me?
Time and time again God has been so faithful, yet when decision time comes again, it can be so easy to worry and doubt or reside in fear – forgetting that God has already proven His strength and faithfulness to us before. Multiple times.
Perhaps you need to join me and make your own remember when list?