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37. What Is Your Faith Story?

We each have a faith story, and it's worth sharing.

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You and I have faith stories, and as long as we're breathing, these stories are unfolding day by day. No two stories are alike, just as no two people are alike. When we share our stories, others are encouraged and inspired, and God gets the glory. Julie shares some of her faith story in this week's episode. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes. Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

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What is your faith story? You may not think you have one, but you do. Actually, we each have a faith story, and no matter how old or young we are, as long as we're breathing, we each are living out our faith stories. No two faith stories are the same, just as no two people are the same. This is the subject of this week's episode, and I share a little of my faith story throughout it. I pray it encourages you to share yours in your corner of the world.

Last week, thirty one years ago, I became a follower of Jesus Christ. So, naturally I thought it would be a good time to discuss faith stories on the podcast!

So, what is faith, anyway?

Hebrews 11:1 says it this way in the Voice translation: Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen.

2 Corinthians 5:7 CEV says this: But we live by faith, not by what we see.

Dictionary.com defines it a few different ways:

belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion

confidence or trust in a person or thing

the trust in God and in His promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified or saved

My faith story began when I was a small child. For as long as I can remember, faith in God has been a part of my life. I can recall in my early years how our family attended church every weekend and on special, what the church deemed special days. But back then, going to church wasn’t my favorite thing to do as a child. Especially on Good Friday when the rest of the world had the day off from school and was outside playing at 2 p.m. as we were off to church. Gosh, I wanted to join my friends and play outside instead.

But, church back then was the beginning of my faith story.

What's yours? What's the beginning of your faith story?

Sadly, as I grew older, my faith grew less important. I shelved God and put Him on the back burner of my life when I left home as a young adult. But even seasons like this are a part of our faith stories.

All seasons we walk through fill the pages of our faith stories.

I share more of my faith story and how I became a follower of Jesus in this week's episode. It's my favorite part!

Friend, our faith stories are powerful.

They may not seem like a big deal, but they are. And they are unfolding day by day. No matter where you are in your story, it's important, and it's important to share with one another. I'd love to read about or hear yours!

You are making a difference in this world, my friend. Thank you, and God bless you.

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