I want to tell you that your story matters…
But not because it’s your story.
Your story matters because we need to be reminded.
You could tell me every hour that God’s grace is enough, that He is faithful, and that He is good, and I’d need to be reminded more. The old hymn says it so well…
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
And the lines before these two are my heart’s cry…
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
But how will His goodness bind my heart to His if I don’t remember His goodness? How will I keep His goodnesses ever on the forefront of my ever forgetful mind?
And that is why your story is needed.
And that is why my story is needed.
And that is why a million little God stories are needed everyday.
And we need the constant reminders.
This world is sending a constant stream of messages your way, and the only way to combat the greed and the worry and the lies of the world is with a constant stream of messages pointing us back to Jesus.
There is a steady stream of input coming at us no matter what we do, so let’s filter that stream and fill it full of stories and messages and words and art and music that reminds of Jesus, that points us back to Him, that brings us to worship.
We need reminders for our hearts.
We need stories to point us to His power.
We need art to cause us to worship our Creator.
We need words that challenge us to love Him more.
We need reminders…
And there will never be enough stories and enough songs and enough art and enough reminders to keep our hearts pointed perfectly toward Him, so let’s just keep intaking truth and pointing our hearts toward Him and sharing our stories to help others refocus toward Him too.