Friday, March 7, 2008

Nothing Stronger than a Story

Stories. We all have one. Whether you consider yours intriguing, boring, exasperating, dramatic, whimsical, or run-of-the-mill, you have one.

And, the reason you have a story (other than the fact you have lived long enough for things to "happen" in your life) is for you to use it. Learn from it. Share it.

At NorthStar Church, we recently launched a blog entitled NorthStar Stories, and it has been huge. Not only because we have had numerous responses already, but because people have a new avenue to share their story.

Why? Not so they brag on NorthStar Church or on themselves. But, to glorify God, and to hopefully provide encouragement and hope for someone else who may be following on a trail of mistakes they blazed years earlier.

If you're alive - I mean REALLY alive - your story is still being written this very moment. I know mine is. And, that is exciting stuff! Our lives are being lived out better than any soap opera or epic novel ever written.

And, if you call Jesus the Lord of your life, then God is the author of that story. And, that is even better news for you and me. Because anything we could dream up is dim compared to the amazing rewards He has awaiting us. And, there's no question that the conclusion of a story God Himself writes will be better than "...and they lived happily ever after."

I invite you to check out and see for yourself what God is doing in the hearts and lives of His people. And, if you get the inspiration, please share your story, too. There's no telling how God wants to use it!

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