Five Minute Friday: Story

The Hope of Your Healing

On an ordinary day, in a check-out line, I turned around and saw sadness in the eyes of two women. They were wearing religious attire with their heads covered. I could see brokenness and fear coming from deep within their souls. I sensed within my spirit that Christ wanted for me to share a little of my story.

“If you haven’t met Jesus yet, He’s amazing,” I said with zeal.

I boldly shared my faith in Jesus not because I was condemning their lives. I shared that day and I share every opportunity I getfor one reason onlyI want others to taste the amazing love of Christ. I want every person I come into contact with to know Him intimately, to know His love, to see how His story is truly the greatest, most life-changing story every told.

“For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.” Philippians 1:20 (NLT)

I’m linking up for Five Minute Friday where Lisa Jo Baker and other awesome people write for five minutes flat with no self critiquing or no striving for perfection. This week’s prompt is: “Story.”

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6 Thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Story

  1. The story of Jesus is the greatest story of all. 🙂

    I admire your zeal and your immediate obedience to the promptings of the Spirit.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Amy Lynne on August 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm said:

      Thank you, Amy, for your kind words. It’s only been in recent years that I have learned to listen and obey the Spirit when He prompts me to share my faith.

  2. How did the ladies respond to your story? What’s the “rest of the story”?

  3. Amy Lynne on August 2, 2013 at 10:58 pm said:

    Thanks, Laura, for asking about the rest of the story. The two ladies standing in the check-out line looked blankly at me and didn’t say anything in response to my words to them. They only listened to me. I left there that day knowing I had planted a seed in the hearts of those two women. I trust that the Lord will keep pursuing them with His love.

    Another woman, who was working as a cashier that day, was rejoicing with me as I shared a little about how Christ had restored my life. That particular day I was sharing about how thankful I was for my husband’s job and the car we now have that has air conditioning.

    My husband was without an adequate job for a number of years. We drove old cars with no air conditioning during some of those years. As small as that seems, I still remember those hot summer days of driving with sweat pouring down my son’s and daughter’s faces.

    While standing in that check-out line, joy was bubbling out of me as I was remembering where we used to be and how Christ had led my husband to a wonderful job that exceeded our highest expectations.

    I’ll try to write some posts in the near future with some details of how the Lord has restored my life and my marriage after going through some really challenging trials.

    Have a really blessed week! 🙂

  4. What a wonderful, refreshing testimony you are! Praise God for your boldness and your love for Him … keep pressing on for His glory. Blessings to you.

    • Amy Lynne on August 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm said:

      Thank you, Kate, for reading my post and for writing such a kind comment. Blessings to you as you serve Christ. 🙂

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