When God amazes us, sharing our story with others can make a real difference. In John 4, we see how Jesus spent time with a Samaritan woman at the well near Samaria. He talked to her about God and also about her life, her husbands, the choices she had made…and about who He was. This woman was surprised at all Jesus knew about her, and when He said He was the Messiah they’d all been waiting for, she went out and told others about Him, saying “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” (verse 29).
Because of what she shared, many people met Jesus and believed in Him; they said, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world” (verses 41-42).
This woman was someone who probably didn’t have the best standing in her community. Because of the rejection she would’ve faced, she probably hadn’t spoken out or shared stories from her life before. When she told others about Jesus, though, people who heard her story wanted to meet Jesus for themselves.
When we share about the ways we’ve seen God work, we can encourage both fellow believers and those who don’t know Jesus yet. Our stories can help lead people to Jesus and invite those who already know Him to go deeper in their relationship with Him. If there’s something God has done in your life that has left you in awe, why not tell others about it? Who knows if your story might encourage those around you to go and meet Jesus for themselves. • Emily Acker
• Can you think of any ways God has worked in your life—any ways He has revealed how good He is or how much He cares about you? If nothing comes to mind, you can ask God to help you notice what He’s been doing in and around you. He delights in answering these prayers.
• What could others gain through hearing about the ways you’ve seen God working in your life? And what could you gain by listening to others?
• The biggest way God has worked in any of our lives is by saving us through Jesus’s death and resurrection—and this amazing story is always worth telling! If you want to know more about this good news, check out our “Know Jesus” page.
Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me. Psalm 66:16 (NLT)