Welcome to this week’s edition of the Five Minute Friday writing prompt link-up!
I’m especially excited this week because it’s launch week for my latest book, Share Your Story: The Transforming Power of Telling Others What God Has Done.
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In honor of book launch week . . .
This week’s FMF writing prompt is: STORY
For my post this week, I’m sharing a few excerpts from Share Your Story in hopes that the following will whet your appetite:
I believe in the power of story. I love telling stories. But I’ve realized that I usually cut the story short before I get to the most important part—the part about God. The part that holds eternal value. Too often I’m guilty of leaving God out of the story.
Psalm 105 says, “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! . . . Remember the wondrous works that he has done . . .” (vv. 1–2, 5a).
I don’t know about you, but when I read this passage, it does not sound like a suggestion. I don’t read it as, “If and when you feel like it, you might consider the vague possibility of casually mentioning to someone else what God has done.” No; I would argue that the verses from this psalm could be considered a command. We are told to make His deeds known among the peoples, to remember and tell of all His wondrous works. When I think about it that way, sharing my story becomes less about me tooting my own horn and more of an act of obedience to God’s Word.
You may feel as though you’re not famous enough, important enough, or capable enough to share your story. Perhaps fear has kept you from fulfilling the Lord’s calling on your life to testify about His goodness and grace in your life. If that’s the case, remember this: You are a child of the one true King. You are His ambassador. His Spirit is in you, and will guide you in truth. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23). He is faithful, and He is worthy of all praise and glory.
** It’s here! **
Introducing my new book,
Share Your Story: The Transforming Power of Telling Others What God Has Done
My hope is that this book will encourage you to gain confidence, clarity, and conviction as you tell others what the Lord has done in your life.
I hope it will be a great blessing and encouragement to you!
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I have put aside my story
so the real one may be clearer,
that of God’s mercy and glory,
reflection in my soul’s bright mirror
that I work on every day,
prayer-Windex to keep it clean,
but it will not remain that way
(I bet you know just what I mean!).
Dust of sloth will settle quick,
and greed-spittle from when I sneeze,
and altogether it’s an ICK!
and I’ll add spirit-man Febreze
to help make a nice fresh clean surface
so that it can fulfill its purpose.
Four minutes and a bit. Okey dokey.
Congrates on your new book!
I’ve been convicted just this week about not talking enough about God. Your prompt was so timely for me.
Congrats on the book! And I agree – too often I am vague or unclear that all the good parts of my story are because Jesus is the hero!
Congratulations! And I so relate.
I’m looking forward to reading your new book. You are so right… our story is so important and we must tell it in order to offer praise, glory and honor to God, our Creator.