I told them how the gracious hand of my God had been on me, and what the king had said to me. They said, “Let’s start rebuilding.” And they were encouraged to do this good work. Nehemiah 2:18 HCSB
In 2014 The Kentucky Baptist Convention had an emphasis on sharing the story of how the Lord had changed one’s life. While leading Sunday School conferences this fall, one of the activities was to gather conferees in groups of two or three and ask them each to share their story of how they came to know the Lord as personal Savior and how becoming a Christian had changed their lives.
The capital campaign at my church was a huge success because our people gave more than what was pledged. Most churches consider a campaign a success if they receive 80% of what is pledged. The success of our campaign was partly due to the willingness of our people to share testimonies of how God had worked in their lives. Hearing how God is working in the lives of others is always inspiring.
Nehemiah shared his story of how God had been with him and had provided everything he needed. His story inspired others to join him in the task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Being involved in doing God’s work can be very fulfilling and encouraging.
Challenge: When was the last time you shared “your story” with someone and told them how God has richly blessed your life? Look for an opportunity to share your story with a waiter, friend, or relative this week.