People learn, not because I’ve opened the dictionary of grace, but because I’ve shown them the video of grace in operation.
David said in Psalm 51, “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Then I will TEACH transgressors your ways.”
David is reminding us that what qualifies us to teach in the personal ministry context of daily life is, the grace that we have received in our own moments of need.
It’s not in teaching the comprehensive theology of grace. No, what it’s actually about is realizing that your story of God having rescued you by His grace, is a tool that God intends to use in the lives of others.
So being willing to share my story, I am actually a tool of transforming grace in the lives of the listener. In this one on-one, informal ministry, I’m not teaching the person about grace.
No, I am sharing my experience of grace. People learn, not because I’ve opened the dictionary of grace, but because I’ve shown them the video of grace in operation.
You are a story of God’s amazing and redemptive grace! Be a good steward of your story!