“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” (Psalm 139:1-3 NIV)
I was reminded today that everyone has a story. Much of your story may seem mundane, but it isn’t. Every aspect of your personal journey – every experience you’ve had, is used by God for Kingdom good.
Your experiences are uniquely yours. Some may be painful. You may even sense a hint of shame or regret attached to isolated experiences. But God, because he is “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,” redeems every aspect of your personal story and uses it for good.
The reminder this Sunday is that God intends to use your story for his Kingdom’s sake.
This Sunday, January 31, completes our five-week look at how we each have a unique SHAPE for ministry. Again, our focus will be the “E” in SHAPE; our experiences.
This is a “One Family; One Service” Sunday so there is no 9:00 worship service.