When my children were little, I would read them bedtime stories to help them relax and get ready to fall asleep. They would sometimes ask me to keep reading another story or to read the same story again. They loved hearing these bedtime stories.
As adults, we never seem to get tired of hearing stories either. Stories takes on different forms depending on your preference – movies, songs, books, motivational conferences, news reports (the positive and good ones) etc. We love to hear a good story and we all have a story.
And…it’s time to tell your story.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony… Revelation 12:11
What has God done in your life? How has He blessed you? What battles has He fought for you? When did you know He really does love you? Tell your story!
It’s when we tell our story, others are blessed, uplifted, encouraged and their faith is strengthened to believe God wants to bless them because of His great love for them.
Others will see how your impossible situation was turned into possible because of God’s promise, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Revelation 12:11 says “they overcame him.” Overcame who? Verse ten says it is the “accuser of the brethren,” which is the enemy of our souls.
But when we tell our story of what the Lord has done, that accuser is silenced! No one, not even hell, can deny your story of the great things God has done, is doing, and will do.
Tell your story! We are already covered by the blood of Jesus, which is more than enough to conquer the enemy. But when we share the word of our story (our testimony), we bring glory, honor and praise to Jesus.
As a bonus from telling our story, we ourselves are encouraged again in the Lord because we are reminded of how good and faithful He is.
What’s your story today? Who can you tell it to? Find someone you can bless and encourage today and tell them your story!