Life Story

1 Peter 3:15

New International Version (NIV)
15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answerB)’> that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

The time of transition from old to new is a good time to focus on where we are, where we have been and where we are going.

We should all have our Life Story ready to give. It may end up being a blockbuster best seller, a Broadway hit or a made for tv movie; but it should start out as three simple paragraphs.

1. Me BC. What was I like before Christ? Be careful it’s tempting to juice up this section with too many gory details. The bottom line for us all is that we were lost. The unique part is exactly how we were lost. 

2. Me, After Jesus. What a difference He has made in our lives? This is the good part, the easy part. We need to make clear that we haven’t been made perfect, just forgiven. Everything didn’t change instantaneously, mainly our direction. It’s important here to be honest and simple.

3. His Vision for us. If we are still here, we are here for a reason. What is that reason? Why are we still around? Where is He taking us? This is the tough part. Many of us haven’t an idea about this part, but it’s important that we nail it down.
Start the project simply. Just write three sentences, one for each paragraph. Then fill in enough blanks to make a full story.
Where would we be without Christ? Where are we now? Where is He taking us?
Isn’t the New Year exciting?

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