In my world, this is Faith Statement season.
This means that, tomorrow evening, about 30 of us will gather to share with one another what we believe about God – and how that translates into real life, day in and day out.
Believers of all ages do this every year in my faith family, in conjunction with Confirmation Sunday. Before we expect our young students to share their statements of faith in front of 200+ church members, we get together and CELEBRATE the faith we ALL have! No matter how far along we are on this journey with Christ, we ALL have a story to tell!
The most beautiful part of this annual ‘event’ for me is the realization that we have more in common with one another than we could have known! After all, unless we take purposeful time to pen our thoughts and speak them aloud in the company of faith family, how would we know what God has done and is doing among us?!
I’m still working on my statement of faith for tomorrow night’s sharing, so today I’ll not waste your time with my words…
Instead, I challenge YOU to take time today to find words to express where you are in relationship to who God is! Here are the prompts that we use every year in this process:
- Explain what you believe to be true about God – His nature and character.
- Share what you believe YOUR RELATIONSHIP to/with God is (what you believe He thinks about you, has given you, wants to provide for you).
- Give a personal reason or two (short story, life experience) for why you believe as you do.
- Share a scripture verse or passage that you believe God is using in YOUR LIFE.
Go ahead – put it on paper! But don’t stop there – to do so would be missing half of the point. Share it with someone – or better yet, a few close friends or family members. Let God use this experience to illuminate connections and increase understanding in and among His people!
And if you need a friend to share with, well… there are LOTS of US here! Use the reply space below! Tell us YOUR story!