♥ Who Wrote the Ultimate LifeStory? Read On…
Studies have shown that recording and telling about our lives can have many benefits, for "tellers" and "listeners" both. What are some ways of doing this? Think about what comes natural to you, or what would you like to experiment with. Leave a legacy! Tell your LifeStory.
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♥ Guess What?
Many of these types of expression are found throughout the Bible. People have written accounts of their experiences, family history, thoughts, feelings, and events of their lives in various forms. But most importantly, the Holy Spirit inspired them to write specifically about who God is, what God has done for them and for others, what He has said to them and to others, and what He has promised to them and to others (and that means us!) It covers thousands of years of history in an intimate way.
♥ Good News and Love Letters
The New Testament part of the Bible begins with the account of Christ's birth, records many incidents in which Jesus related to people and made an eternal difference in their lives. These are referred to ask the Gospel, or Good News of Jesus Christ. People began talking and writing about these things immediately after Christ's death, while they were vivid and clear in their minds. God enabled them to remember the truth. Their letters tell of how the Good News of Christ spread, and how to live the Christian life.
♥ The Book of Life
The Bible says that God knows and even delights in every detail of our lives. It includes everything we need for living life in a way that is wise, good, upright, purposeful, honorable and glorfying to God. He knows exactly who we are and all about us. If we have trusted Christ as our Savior, our names are in God's book of life. And if this is true for you, your life is not your own, it has been bought for a price (Christ's death and resurrection) and it now belongs to the Lord! Christ lives in you, and you live in Him, and so you are God's adopted daughter. He is the author and perfecter of your faith! If you trust in Him, He will lead you down the right path for your life. It's a journey worth telling.
♥ The Bible is One Big Story
…and amazingly, we're a part of it! Taken as a whole, the Bible explains why and how Jesus Christ is our Savior. There are layer upon layer of illustrative stories and wisdom, the greatest being the parables of Jesus, the recorded stories that he told to teach his followers. In a somewhat related way, sharing a story about your life with someone else can bless them and encourage them. Most of all it can bring glory and praise to God. He calls us to remember Him and what He has done! He gave us life, sustains our life, and grants us eternal life. We can tell our "Life"Stories.
♥ What About Your LifeStory?
Would you like to share something about your life, or what God has done for you or through you? If you would like to comment, share your testimony, or tell about some aspect of your LifeStory, please do so on the Contact (private) or Comments (public) pages–short and sweet or longer, visual, written, whatever! We love to hear from you, and we will pray for you!
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