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CAN THE STORIES OF YOUR LIFE BE USED TO SHARE THE GOSPEL

When it comes to sharing the word of Christ, your own life can be the best gospel. Some of the stories and parables in the Bible were stories that the people could relate to. You hear lots of parables relating to farmers and fishermen since those were the professions at the time.

This weekend, I traveled back to Tennessee to visit my parents. My sister and I have decided to visit every 6 weeks to help my parents purge and clean out the clutter accumulated over their 60+ years of marriage. Our trip also coincided with my father’s birthday, so it was a great weekend.

My sister and I were telling “Dad” stories, and she shared one that I thought all of you would enjoy.

When my sister was in art school in Atlanta, she used to go outside the back door and paint props for photographs. That was fine. But one day, as she was painting a picture of a basket for a photoshoot, she painted a peace sign on the parking lot. This was not fine. The administration called her in, chastised her, and told her she had to fix it. She had no idea how to get rid of paint from asphalt, but she went home and told our dad about the problem.

You might think that he would go there and scrub it off or use some sort of chemical on the area. Nope. He showed up with an entire crew of men, put cones out to mark off the parking lot, and covered the whole thing in black sealant! She’d asked for something small, but he came and delivered more than she’d dared even ask for. It’s become a fun family story about how my dad took care of her and how much our dad comes to our rescue.

As children, we usually turn to our parents to come to our rescue. But, as adults, who do you turn to when things go wrong? Who do we call out to fix our messes and problems?

Matthew 7:9-11

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Turn to our Heavenly Father! He will come to your rescue; He will be with you in times of trouble; He will do immeasurably more than we ask.

Ephesians 3:20

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

I am so thankful that I was blessed with an amazing earthly father! He is one that did more than what we asked for and one that rescued us more than once. But, as amazing as he is, He can’t begin to compare with our Heavenly Father!

“An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.” – A. W. Tozer.

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

 

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  1. Donna wrote:

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  2. Stacy wrote:

    Love the message. Thank you for sharing truth!

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  3. Ginger Hiller wrote:

    Your story really tugs at my heart today. My father has been dead for 35 years. Last night I dreamt about him and now you shared a great story about your earthly father. While I do miss my father so very much, I am thankful that I am a Christian and know that my Heavenly Father is always watching over me, and is always there for me. What a blessing that your parents have been married for 60 years! Wishing you a very blessed day!

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  4. Chris wrote:

    Wow, what a sweet story! Your Dad sounds amazing!!! As a daughter if my own amazing Dad I truly appreciate your post today!!!! God our Father is always there for us!

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  5. Kathy wrote:

    Your Sunday posts are so very good. Look forward to them.

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  6. Sally wrote:

    Loved your message today so, so much.

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  7. Laurie Boone wrote:

    I love this story! ❤️

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  8. Susan Harper wrote:

    You made me cry reading this today. Missing my father. Blessed by my heavenly father.

    Posted 7.25.21 Reply
    • Wendy wrote:

      So very well said, Susan❤️

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  9. Wanda wrote:

    Wonderful message. Always look forward to your Sunday posts. ❤️

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  10. Kathy P. wrote:

    WOW… what a reminder of our Father’s love! Thanks, I needed to hear this today. Blessings, I love your blog❣️

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