Do you have a great story to tell?
A story of how God showed up in your life when the odds were against you.
If you don’t have one, you should.
God told Moses this, “Go in to Pharoah, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the Lord” (Exodus 10:1-2).
These verses make us uncomfortable.
God hardened Pharoah’s heart and then dealt harshly with him? How is that fair from a good and loving God?
While these verses make us uncomfortable, God’s word doesn’t make Him uncomfortable.
The unexpected part of these verses is God wanted the Israelites to have a great story to tell.
He wasn’t attempting to write an Oscar worthy story. (Although, He did. It was nominated for seven awards and won one.)
No, God wanted the Israelites to know Him. Then, He wanted their children and grandchildren to know Him. That’s the power of a great story.
Great stories come with tension and need. Which means you have been in a position where trusting God was a necessity. When this happens, we know God more intimately. And then when you share your story other people know him more intimately.
Great stories grow us up.
Do you have a great story?
If so, please share.