This is part 1 of the series, Go and See. These posts are designed to give you tools to "go and see" the ways God has designed you for impact right where you are, right now.
Context and purpose of the Go and See series:
Take a few minutes and go & read, Mark 6:30-44.
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Take a few minutes to go & read, Matthew 25:14-30.
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Reflection & Application
God has talents for each of us, and we are commanded to multiply them until his return.
Tool 1: Stones of Remembrance Timeline
Scriptural Rooting for Tool 1: Go read Joshua 4 . Pay close attention to the purpose and meaning of the “stones of remembrance” the men are commanded to set-up.
Note the following:
Setting Up Your Stones
Stones of Remembrance Timeline: The aim of this activity is for you to place on a timeline the “stones of remembrance” that testify to God’s presence and work in your life. Imagine that each dot is a stone lifted up from a river and carried across to be set in place as a memorial, “so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever” (Joshua 4:24).
As we have noticed inJoshua 4, God was present and evident in their time of need, despair, and doubt. So, don’t forget to place on your timeline those experiences of your life that aren’t all that pretty, but are a testament of hope, grace, truth and deliverance.
In contrast, there are moments in our life of pure joy, excitement and accomplishment that also yell loudly of the Lord’s presence and persistence in our life. So, include those too.
In addition, our experiences are not the only way our testimony of God’s involvement in our lives. People and places can mold our hearts and souls. Including significant people and places on your timeline will also help to trigger your memory of God’s providence and provision.
The Next Step
Each day, for one week, write about the details of one of the “stones” on your timeline as if you were sharing this with a friend in order to help them see God’s hand in Your story. Try to stick to the event as much as possible, without getting to wrapped up in the history of all that came before it. (But don’t feel constrained, this is just a suggestion.)
As you are writing, keep in mind what category the experience you are focussing on is settled under. Let this help you find scripture and Biblical truths to add into the message you are trying to convey to your listening. Record the Bible verses you find that could be worked into the telling of your story.
Don’t worry about grammar, spelling, punctuation...none of that! Just worry about getting your ideas down in a somewhat organized manner that communicates how this part of your story reveals God’s story (either in your life or in the world). Remember, you best communicate your faith by showing His[God’s] Story, plus Your Story, and how it equals Our [Your’s & God’s together] Story.
5/2/2019 11:58:11 pm
God said that there are missions that we need to fulfill in our lives. When God handed us the things that we should do, we should always the the willingness to accept it with all our hearts. Regardless if it's a problem or not, what's importance is the fact that God noticed your strength, and He realized that He has something for you. Most of the time it has something to do that will test your faith. I just love the fact that many people are still choosing to believe despite everything that are happening to them!
5/3/2019 02:36:36 pm
Thanks for stopping in and leaving an encouraging and insightful comment. I too, "I just love the fact that many people are still choosing to believe despite everything that are happening to them!" We all have a race to run, so why not get moving. When we believe this we move toward confidence in believing we are who God says we are.
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