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  • Writer's pictureLori Jacumin

Let the Redeemed of the Lord Tell Their Story

Updated: Feb 28

There are people all around us every day who are disillusioned by life in this fallen world, who need to hear about the hope we've found in Jesus - so it seems fitting to conclude our Disillusioned Series by emphasizing the fact that our testimony, our stories, of what God has done in our lives is an incredibly powerful way to connect with others and share our faith.

If you know Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are a living, breathing testimony to the world that He is who He says He is and does what He says He will do.

I shared a message titled We All Have a Story to Tell at an event back in November of 2015 where I intertwined stories of how God had worked in my own life over the years with the verses in Psalm 107, in order to emphasize the relevance and importance of sharing our testimony of God's faithfulness as Christ followers. My hope was that sharing about what God had done in my own life would help them see how God can use our personal experiences to connect us with others, ultimately giving us an opportunity to share the Gospel. God was incredibly faithful and impacted many lives through that message, including my own!

Since that event, from 2015 to today, I have watched God place the same message on the hearts and minds of other Christians as the popularity of this concept that we each have "a story" to share grew - and not just in the Christian arena. This personal "story" concept has infiltrated just about every area of American marketing today.

An article in Forbes last year stated, "You should reorient everything around storytelling. This is because I’ve found that people don’t remember data or speeds and feeds; it’s stories that transcend time, people and cultures... Storytelling is powerful because it creates an emotional connection."

The importance of our individual stories has garnered attention across the globe and I believe God has orchestrated all of this for a reason and with a purpose, for such a time as this.

As God's people, we have ignored the importance of sharing our testimonies for far too long and have forgotten how powerful they are! Revelation 12:11 tells us, "They triumphed over him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony." There is power in the blood of Jesus and there is power in our testimony of what His blood has done for us!

We have the opportunity to show this hurting world that being a Christian is not about a religion, it's about a genuine relationship with a Savior who is intricately involved in our lives. We simply need to open our eyes to the opportunities around us to serve others, build relationships and connect with others through our personal stories, because as Christ followers, sharing our personal stories and experiences will naturally include sharing our faith in Jesus Christ.

No matter what we see going on in the world around us, God is always at work and He will always give us opportunities to share our faith. It's up to us to be faithful to make the most of those opportunities and show this world what it really looks like to be a Christ follower, by loving them as He loves us.

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34–35

If you have surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, He has written a testimony of redemption, forgiveness, grace, faithfulness, provision, joy, hope and peace all over your heart and the pages of your life. It's time for God's people to testify of who He is and what He has done for us. It's time to tell our story - of a Savior who met us at our point of need and changed everything and He wants to do the same for them!

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story, unhindered!

Lord, I know that my unbelief hinders what you desire to do in and through my life and testimony. I ask you to forgive my unbelief and help me to trust you more fully. Please give me the courage and opportunity to share what you have done and are doing in my life with others. Please use the story you have given me for your glory! In Jesus' name, Amen.

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story - those he redeemed from the hand of the foe. Psalm 107:2 NIV


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