Acts 22-23

Read Acts 22-23.

What’s your story?

If you are a Christian, you have a story of how you became a Christian. This testimony might include what your life was like before or how you felt at key moments or how you feel the Holy Spirit guiding you now. Some people have testimonies that seem like epic tales of struggle and redemption, and some people have stories about one time when they were at summer camp. The reality of this is that however “exciting” your testimony may seem to you, it is worth celebrating and sharing.

“Brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you.”

Acts 22:1, ESV

In Acts 22, we see a situation where the outcome seems to be dependent on Paul’s story, and he shares boldly and truthfully about specific parts of his life. What we can pull from this text is that Paul’s life was exactly what it needed to be to get him to that moment. Paul’s life is tremendously exciting to read about, but it’s not for our entertainment 2000 years later. Paul, through his obedience to God, lived a life that served God’s plan. Paul’s story was the exact story that it needed to be to glorify God.

So, whether you find your story interesting or entertaining or powerful or not, it is the exact story that sets you up to live for God in the way that He desires. If you get a chance to share, don’t hesitate. Your story has power.

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