May 09, 2022 St John UMC

Day 16 of 21 Days of Hope

Day 16 of 21 Days of Hope

Goal: Hope Through You

Theme: Social

Difficulty: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (6/10)


Hey friends,


Have you ever watched a movie, then posted about it on Facebook? Or tried a new Amazon product and shared your experience? Have you posted a quick story of something that happened throughout your day?


Pretty simple, right? There's a reason we call it social media - we use social media as a tool to connect with others and share our stories.


Today's challenge: apply this same concept to sharing your faith story. Make a post about when you decided to follow Jesus and how that decision impacted your life (only 1-2 sentences).


I know that sharing your faith story on social media can sound intimidating. But here are 3 things to remember:


You tell stories every day. Every time you tell a friend "the craziest thing happened the other day" or "let me tell you what happened at the grocery store," that's storytelling. You're already a pro!


It doesn't have to be polished. In fact, it shouldn't be polished. It should be your words, telling your story.


There's no right or wrong way to do this - because there's not a cookie-cutter approach to telling your story! Remember, it's the story of how God started working in your life. You're the best one to tell this story because you were the one who witnessed it firsthand!


So jump on social media and make a short post about when you decided to follow Jesus and how it impacted your life. 


Not on social media? Ask God to give you an opportunity to share your story in conversation today, and when the opportunity comes, take it!


Bonus Step

Difficulty: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (8/10)


Share your faith story over a selfie video. This video should be about 45-90 seconds long. You might think that's too short, but the goal isn't to share every detail, but just the most important ones. You want to be sure to include where you were in life when you came to faith in Jesus. Then share what made you want to make that decision. Were you invited to church? Were you in tough life circumstances and then turned to God? Were you a child or teen when you came to Christ? Then share where you are now, and why you love living for God and going to church.