What is God’s Story in Your Life? – Part 4
What is God’s story in your life today? Many people are still living in the past, forgetting that the Lord brought them to salvation – from darkness to light – so that they will follow Him, and honor Him each day with their lives. While I believe the story of one’s salvation is a very important story, often exciting and touching, I also believe that the story of salvation is just the beginning of God’s story in our lives.
I am reminded of this when I read of the early Messianic disciples in the book of Acts:
“And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together, and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions, and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. And day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47
The key word in the above verses is “continually”. It shows a daily devotion to God and to the things of God by the early followers of the Messiah. They were able to see the Lord’s work in their lives on a daily basis; as a result they were in awe over the wonders that He performed in their lives, and the way that He blessed them each and every day. What was the result? The Lord added on a day-to-day basis new believers to their midst.
I believe that this is something we can see once again in our day and age. As it was in the past, when people looked at the early followers of the Messiah, and saw God work in their lives day after day, they saw something they also wanted. It was something new, something fresh, something that those who were yet to believe saw and wanted for themselves, resulting in their salvation. So it should be in our lives. We can’t just count on yesterday’s story!
I would like to close with this statement: God’s story in one’s life is not just the moment of salvation. It is a continuous story that unfolds daily. And it is not for our benefit alone, but also for those around us to see and acknowledge the work of the Lord in our lives.
What is God’s story in your life today? Are you keeping it for yourself or are you sharing it with others?
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Wonderful, true and convicting is this statement. Our salvation should benefit people from the riches of G_d’s grace, goodness and mercies in us. We become His image of peace, joy, light and G_dliness to our individual world.
Thank you for the write-up, Yeshua Maschiach bless you more.