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.
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.
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!