Stories belong here…
Stories live all around us. You pass hundreds of stories every day. Every face you see is but a few words on a page of a story Jesus has redeemed. It IS finished. So why is it not over? God is a gracious Father who loves our story and wants us to have the glory in telling it. Think about that for a bit…. in the end the defeat of our enemy comes at the hand of our Hero, our Prince, our King Jesus…. and His story is told by His Bride. YOU!
We are a saved people.
Jesus’ work on the cross paid a debt we are incapable of paying on our own. Those who have accepted His rescue and redemption have beautiful stories to tell. We help women slow down long enough to process that story and put it into words that can be shared. Your story here is a proclamation of who you are as the Bride of Christ. It is not every last detail, it is not deep, it does not bring all the pain and failure to the surface – it simply acknowledges it and declares you are covered by Christ. This declaration extends an invitation for you to sit down and talk through the specifics with those who relate and want to know more.
We are a called people.
God is not a secret to be kept. Over and over again the Bible, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, tells us to declare what He has done for us. Why else should we be here? He wants US to tell our story! The Holy Spirit uses our stories to draw hearts to the saving power of the cross of Christ. YOUR story, your vulnerability in sharing who you were and who you are now because of Jesus literally opens the door of the CHURCH to people who only see “church” as a building. The Church is a people. When you withhold your testimony you have essentially shut and locked the doors to the church to those God has placed in your life.
“Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” Revelation 12:10-11