Five Minute Friday: TELL

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Prompt: TELL

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When I saw the word prompt this morning two thoughts came to mind.

Which should I tell? Which one should I share, Lord?

Both

“The hardest thing you may ever do is tell someone your real story. It may also be the most important thing you ever do”- Sue Markovitch

Your real story? You know what that means. don’t you?

That means the ugly parts. That means the dark parts we work so hard at keeping locked behind closed doors or tucked behind a smile or a laugh. That means the parts we hide behind the words, “I’m fine.”

But, acknowledging the dark?

It’s the only way to the light.

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But as for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.
My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
of your saving acts all day long—
though I know not how to relate them all.
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
Psalm 71: 14-16

Whenever I read these verses, something inside me stirs with joy. My heart does cartwheels. It’s the message I sing from the rooftops now.  It’s the message of hope I want everyone to hear and experience in their own stories.

These verses are about a God who refuses to leave us all alone in the dark.  It’s about a God who is capable of taking our “real” and redeeming it into something ridiculously beautiful.

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Tell your story today.

Tell His story today.

Tell it so the darkness shakes and trembles at the sight of light and truth.

Tell it to offer hope to one person in desperate need of it.

Tell it so others know they are not alone.

Two Girls Talking at Sunset

 

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