At the close of the day at Awana, Matt Guevara shared some stories from his life. All throughout the two days we spent at Awana, we heard the stories of Awana. How they are reaching children across the globe. It is important to share what we see God doing in our lives, and in our ministry. So often we tell the children, and adults, that God cares about them. If God cares, then we should see that evidence in our individual lives, right? If we have no stories to share, does that imply that He is not active in our lives, or ministries?
The one thing to keep in mind is that we should never become the center of the story because that takes away from the message. Think about it, do we magnify the straw for giving us the drink we need? No, we are thankful for the drink, the straw is just a means to deliver it. It is not needed, but a conduit to provide the refreshment. Like us, we share Jesus with others. We are the conduit He chooses to use, though He does need us. We should not magnify ourselves, rather God who others need to receive.
Stories are important to share to tell others about Jesus. Paul wrote:
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
How will they hear without hearing the story of how God has worked in their lives?
God has used Awana in amazing ways, but all too often they are not shared. I want to encourage you to take a few moments and comment below, sharing how God has worked through the Awana ministry in your life, the life of your church, etc. Remember, Awana is not the story, it is the straw, a conduit to reach children to come to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus.
Please take a few moments to share…