March 20, 1997…..In a moment of ecstatic praise, I said, “Surely the Lord has created this beautiful world for His glory and my delight!” No sooner had the words formed in my brain than I heard, in my spirit, “Tell others.” I knew it was God. But I didn’t know what it was that I was to “tell” or to whom I was to tell it! It was the first lesson of many that I have experienced about the timelessness of God.
It was not that phrase about beauty, glory, and delight specifically, that I would wind up “telling others”. Rather, it would be, for the most part, things that had not yet happened to me. Today was one of those times that I have had the privilege of telling others about my journey with Christ.
With each opportunity to “tell others” about the wonders of His love comes a greater degree of confidence that God has been bringing me through experiences which, when consecrated to Him and understood in the context of Scripture, He can use to touch others.
What a joy! What a privilege! What a delight!
When I was in Girls Auxiliary in First Baptist of Shellman, Georgia, forty plus years ago, our theme song for GAs was “We’ve a Story to Tell”. I still remember the first verse:
We’ve a story to tell to the nations
That will turn their hearts to the right
A story of truth and mercy,
A story of peace and light, a story of peace and light.
For the darkness shall turn to dawning
And the dawning to noonday bright.
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come on Earth,
The kingdom of love and light.
Each of us does have a story to tell. If we are obedient to God and consecrate our lives to Him, those stories become, in part, the means by which He touches other lives. I am grateful for the opportunity to tell the story, Christ’s story, and the small part that He’s allowed me to have in sharing it with others.