Jesus told us to go and make disciples, and as we are going, to share our story. Our stories are about our victories as well as our hardships and may bring varying responses. Some might scoff; others might say wow, that is interesting, and drop it there. BUT, some may listen intently and make an eternal decision. The Holy Spirit moves and prepares the hearts of men. It is up to us to share what God has done. Take a lesson from the life of Moses and see what happens as a result.

In Exodus 18,

“Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to Egypt for Israel’s sake, and all the hardship that had come on them along the way, and how the Lord had delivered them.”

I hope you grabbed that Moses left nothing out. He told the good and the bad. No matter what had transpired, Moses gave glory to God. That is a key element as we witness online, to people on the street, at the checkout line and to our neighbors. So many times we feel like we have to gloss over or leave out the bad and just tell the sunshine and roses part. Unfortunately, real life is so unlike that!

Now for the result: “Jethro rejoiced and blessed the Lord. But, it was when he said…”Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods,” that we get a glimpse of where he was spiritually and where he wants to be. Remember this, you never know where another person’s heart is until you share the reality of your spiritual walk with God. It just might be that your story – not someone else’s—is the key to unlocking their heart towards God.

Real life has the ups and the downs.

Don’t paint a false picture of what it means to be a Christian! But DO go and tell your story and leave the results to God.




About Gaye Austin

When not writing for the ministry Facebook page, Gaye Austin can be found working on her own web page, titled As a lover of snail mail you might find her thanking the donors of the ministry where she works as a full-time volunteer. You might find her reading and on the alert for good writers for the children’s ministry blog; Heartprints. Life has taken Gaye on many adventures of faith from NY to GA, Maryland, Fl and now to Texas. Along the way, she has found discipling other women rewarding. In Texas, she and her husband enjoy time with their son, daughter-in-law and cheering on their aspiring musical theater granddaughter; a senior at Baylor University. Gaye has been active in many churches Sunday School programs, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and teaching Precept Ministries classes. It was through these she learned how to study the Bible and started writing curriculum and Sunday School lessons for her husband’s class. Along with this she also taught elementary school. Now, when not glued to the computer screen, she enjoys gardening and reading. Because her life has had many twists and turns she recently rewrote her testimony titled “Protected” after seeing how God has directed and protected her through the many years she has walked with Him.

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