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Tell Your Story (Part 1)

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The most powerful form of witness is a simple, personal story of what Jesus has done in your life.

Take note that I didn’t say, “The most powerful witness is one who has attended the most Bible studies and knows the most about the Bible.”

No, it’s not about how much you know — although if you’ve read most of my blogs you know how important I believe reading and studying your Bible is to your growth — rather, it’s about who you know (Jesus) and what he’s done for you.

You are the world’s greatest authority on the subject of what Jesus has done for you and how He’s changed your life. You alone.

You are uniquely gifted and equipped by God to impact your particular sphere of influence. Yep, you alone.

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Don’t overthink this and don’t over complicate it. 1 Peter 3:14-16 is simply a call to action to be ready to share your story when the opportunity arises during a conversation with the people you already know. So, get ready!

 

“always [be] prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 315, ESV

Think it through. Pray about your story. Ask God to show you things you may have forgotten.

Maybe pick one or two memories and write them down to help organize your thoughts. And then ask God for opportunities to share what He’s done for you … and the courage to speak up when He gives them to you.

You can do this!

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Punky Tolson heart’s desire is to help women fall in love with Jesus and live the life they were destined for. She has invested in the lives of women of all ages, teaching God’s Word, showing them how the Scriptures really do work in their everyday lives, and how Jesus makes all the difference. A writer, blogger, disciple-maker, and a passionate communicator of God’s truth, Punky (the nickname her Daddy gave her) speaks locally and nationally at women’s events teaching the Scriptures and sharing her life with her audience. Her story of finding identity, true love and lasting satisfaction in Christ is full of transforming truth; her amazing God-story of marrying at the age of 43 will captivate you no matter what stage of life you’re in; and her battle with breast cancer will reassure anyone experiencing any kind of difficulty that you are more than a conqueror in Christ. Along with her husband, John, she is co founder of The Tolson Group, a discipleship-based ministry in Dallas, Texas. Punky is also the host of the Life-on-Life podcast -- practical teaching and truth to help women know, love and follow Jesus … and challenge them to pass it on.




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