Everyone has a story. Actually, most of us have many stories to tell. We have all had embarrassing moments which, in hindsight, are fun stories to share. We have had happy experiences to which others could relate. We can share spiritual blessings that give hope and encouragement. The best stories of all are the ones that share how we came to know Jesus Christ in a personal way; and stories of ways God has gotten our attention and opened our eyes to His wisdom. Besides our stories, we have questions and answers, or opinions. We can share and help one another.
It’s important that, when we write our stories, we examine our motives. The primary motives for sharing our stories and experiences should be two-fold. One, we want to lift up the name of Jesus and to bring glory to Him. Two, we want our writing to be of benefit in some way to others, by encouraging, giving hope, sharing helpful ideas, or even just bringing bright moments to someone’s day. Our writing should never be motivated by self-aggrandizement and pride. Nor should we write for the sake of judgment or with critical spirits. We want to lift up, not tear down.
So consider your personal stories and thoughts. Write them down. If you have kept a journal you have lots of material. You can share even a short thought. Our Calvary Blog could be something that has far reaching positive affects on the readers.
Lord, let my words not be wonderful to me, and only a clanging cymbal to the readers. Help me to write what You put in my heart, and then to give it as my offering to You. Keep this sheep in line behind You. Feed me from Your table that I might feed other sheep nutritiously, not junk food.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. . .a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b, KJV)