Everyone has a story. It is unique to you and you only. In John 4:3-30 Jesus tells us the story of "The Woman at the Well." She had a very unique story as well as a very unique life. It is interesting to note that the Bible says of Jesus, he "must needs go through Samaria." This was not the quickest way to get to Galilee, but it was the way he needed to go to meet this woman. She had a story to tell and someone needed to hear her story and then give her a story that would change her life forever. It is amazing how Jesus can take one story and completely change it. He did that for me, and many many others and he can do that for you. Below you are going to find two jpegs that are going to help you to tell your story more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Here is all you need to do. Download the two pictures. Open page one in any desktop publishing program. Make it full page (portrait), edge to edge and then in the big blank area draw a textbox and type op your story. Keep the main things the main things. Don't get off into a lot of details but tell people how you came to know the Lord as your Savior. Don't use a lot of "Christianese." In other words, don't use a lot of church words that the lost world doesn't understand. Just tell your story. Now print off that page with your story, turn it over and print page two on the back of it (just as before, open it up in your program, portrait style, and print on the back of page one). Now fold in half, long ways, then in half again from top to bottom and then in half one more time an you will have a concise, personal, little tract with your story and then they can open it up and learn how they too can make Jesus Christ the Lord of their life and start sharing their own story with others. Check out the list below for suggestions on how to write your story!
How to Write Your Story
- Start by telling about your life before Christ. Tell just a little about what your life was like before you came to Christ. Keep it personal and not a lot of gruesome details, but enough to make it relatable.
- Tell how you came to Christ. Who told you about Jesus? Who shared their story with you? Don't use Christianese or Bible verses. That is God's Story and it is on the inside of the tract. Keep this in your words and in words that they can understand.
- Lastly, write about your life after surrendering to Christ. Tell how your life has changed and how your desires have changed. Keep your story real and personable and try to keep it to 500 words or less. Leave them wanting more.
Above are your 2 pages. Page 1 is on the left and page 2 is on the right. You will draw the text box in the big open white space on page one. When it is properly printed and folded "My Story" should be on the front cover of the 1/4 page tract you have created and page two should be on the inside when fully opened. For more information on how to share your faith, please follow the link. It will help you as you prepare your story and as you talk to others about your story.