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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
What Is Your Story?
"What Is Your Story?" By Zach Wood 2 Corinthians 5:17
I would encourage each of you to consider what your story is.How did you come to know Christ?Do you have an experience that could be shared with someone else that would speak volumes into their life of how Christ can change a life? Think for a while about how you came to know Christ and how you became a new creation. The old is gone and the new has come. What has happened in that time?
Everyone has a story.Some people think because they don’t have a dramatic story of events from how horrible their life was before Christ to now knowing Christ, that their story isn’t important.Everyone’s story is important.
You have a life you once lived that was once lived in sin against God.You had your own ways of doing things.You had your own idea of what life should be like.You didn’t know any better because you didn’t realize all that God had in store for you.But now you live for Christ and you look back and see a life that was once all yours, but is now led by Christ alone.
There comes a time when we must make our faith our own.We must come to terms with who we believe Christ is.We cannot live by our parent’s faith.We cannot live by our grandparent’s faith.We cannot live by our friend’s faith.These people have had great influences in our lives, yes.But there comes a time when we must make the decision for ourselves why we have chosen to follow Jesus Christ.
What is your story?How has Christ changed your life?He asked Peter and the other disciples, “Who do you say that I am?”Jesus didn’t want to hear answers of what other people thought.Jesus wanted to know from their own heart and mind who they thought Jesus was.This is vital for us to come to terms with.Who do we think Christ is?Who do we say He is?Don’t just give an answer because of what someone else has told you about Christ.What do you believe?