why your “chosen” story matters

Hi friends, this is an excerpt called “God Chose Me” from my forthcoming book REFILLS: Sharing Cups of Comfort, Hope, and Truth with Women and the Leaders Who Serve Them, due out in late Spring. If you’re interested in joining the blog tour and getting a free copy, please comment here at the end of this blog post.

Today you’ll write your “God Chose Me” story. This chosen story describes when you experienced meeting God and saying “Yes! I will follow Jesus Christ, your Son.”

Jesus met the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. He snagged me at the library. Where did he first meet you?

You may wonder why putting your “God Chose Me” story on paper helps your joy overflow and how to do it. Here are the why and the how.

THE WHY

A life problem–it could be anything–may bump you hard, tempting you to doubt your own salvation. By putting it on paper and dating it, you have a physical reminder that God is with you. You can review this God Chose Me story at any time, bubbling up joy in your soul.

THE HOW

1. Decide if you’ll write your story or, if you prefer, draw it. If writing, use several sheets of lined paper or a journal. If drawing, use a plain paper without lines. The size is your choice.

2. Your chosen story has three main parts: before Jesus was your Savior, when Jesus became your Savior, after Jesus became your Savior. Just think: Before, When, After. Pray and ask Jesus what He wants you to say in word or picture. Don’t worry if it’s good enough. Let him take over the process. Please continue reading this post at BasicsMatter.com, where I write on Mondays.

Remember, if you want to join the blog tour for my book when it publishes, leave a comment here. I’ll send you a free copy.

With Joy Overflowing!

 

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Lucy Ann Moll shares hope with hurting people through counseling, speaking, blogging, and writing books and booklets. She is a certified biblical counselor, pastor's wife, and seminary graduate. She and her family live in northern Illinois with three frisky felines.

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8 Responses to why your “chosen” story matters

  1. Wanda Sue Maxey April 24, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    Great post, Lucy. Yes, it does help to write everything down. Then, during life’s trial, it’s great to look back and see exactly how God helped during all the previous times. He is awesome.

    Wanda

  2. Cheri Hardaway April 24, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Lucy,

    Sounds like a wonderful book! And oh so true. Writing our testimonies encourages our own faith, and then the sharing of them can encourage others.

    May God bless your ministry,
    Cheri

    • Lucy Ann Moll April 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

      Thank you, Cheri. I pray you are well. It’s been so long since we’ve connected. I can barely wait to share my book with you. First, I need to finish writing it, right. I am aiming to finish in May, hoping the editing and design goes super.

      Blessings to you and your bunch,
      Lucy

  3. Amanda Chance April 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    I cant wait to read your book Lucy you have been such a huge inspiration in my life, I have never thought about writing my testimony but think I will write where God leads me to write and also write what the Holyspirit guides me to write!

    • Lucy Ann Moll April 25, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      Sounds great, Amanda. With women I counsel and at speaking engagements, I’ve discovered that having a written and pictorial testimony is a great encouragement, especially in difficult times. It is another way to remember God’s faithfulness. :-)

  4. Judy Slominski July 7, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Hi Lucy I loved the picture of Jesus and the child. Can you tell me who the artist is? I would like to share this picture with others and need permission.
    I am a Spiritual Director and Hospital Chaplain. l retired from Nursing many years ago to do what I do now and I love it. I also teach adult Sacramental classes.
    I love the idea of encouraging woman to share their stories. It is one of the forms of our healing and at the same time it helps others in their journey, offering hope. I am looking forward to your book. Thank you.

    • Lucy July 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

      Judy, I found this picture in Photobucket, which is a free, photo-sharing site. I do not know who the original artist is and have no idea how you’d discover his or her identity. I agree with you that it is a healing and heart-warming depiction of our Savior. I wish you the best. Blessngs, Lucy

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