This is a God Gold message that I had sent out awhile back and after reading it today felt the need to wipe the dust off and get it out to you again. Lately, going through interviews and having to share my testimony with people, with each opportunity to express it to someone, I’ve been more blown away each time. Saying it out loud and sharing my story with someone of how I was once this sinner living in complete darkness, then God got involved. Brought me into view of Him in the most random and amazing of ways and ever since that first moment He walked in, the years with Him have been drastically different than the years without Him. Telling it once again today, I wanted to cry. So often I complain, worry, and am fearful of so many things in my life but when I look back for just a second at the work of God’s hand in my life, it just leaves me stunned. How? Why?
I don’t say that to say look at me, I say that to help bring light on your story, the story of how God has worked in your life. Your testimony is such a powerful tool to not only relate to and tell others who still don’t have a relationship with God about how awesome He is, also to look back for a second as a reminder of the seas He’s parted in your life. Moments when you thought your situation was impossible and God stepped in to show you with Him, there’s no reason to fear or worry because impossible and God don’t mix. Take some time and think about your story today and what God has done in your life. Maybe there is someone who needs to hear that same message of love and hope that changed your life. Maybe you need to hear it and be reminded of the amazing works God did in your life yesterday can happen once again because God is unchanging and eternal. He changed your life then and He more than capable to do it again. Spending some time thinking about what God has done brings confidence and peace for what He is doing now in your life. God is still writing your story and just think of what He’s already written?!! Who knows what awesomeness He’ll bring to the blank pages of your future!!! It’s truly amazing how powerful our testimony is. Not because of anything we’ve done but all because of what God has done. Like it says below, I still write these with the same purpose, “because I struggle just like all of us do and if there is anything, I can share from my walk to help someone get closer to the Lord then that’s stinkin awesome! The gift of eternity and having a relationship with the Lord is too big and awesome not to share!”
Share it with someone today or just share it with yourself! I love you and am extremely thankful to be able to share with you how awesome God is!!!!!
“(I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.) For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free with regard to righteousness. So what benefit did you then reap from those things that you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death. But now, freed from sin and enslaved to God, you have your benefit leading to sanctification, and the end is eternal life. For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
I know I use the example of my testimony a lot but it’s the one I know best lol. I’ve been on both sides. When I lived in the darkness, I had no regard for sin or many cares for the endgame. Being wrapped up in sin it led to going even farther down that road. I had a feeling of freedom. Freedom to continue doing whatever I wanted or made me feel good cause I wasn’t living for anything but myself. I was scared to know more about God because I knew I would have to make changes. Give up the things that my flesh enjoyed and stop living for myself. Turning around on the path and walking the other way towards God and away from sin, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done but man is it worth it. The feeling of freedom is still there it’s just different. The first feeling was lonely, sad, and was leading me to a dead end. God’s freedom has made me more joyful, peaceful, hopeful, and more driven because the road leads to new life and eternity. I don’t have the weight of my sins keeping me down cause the weight has been lifted. I have the freedom to fight sin and travel closer to the Lord. Nothing I’ve done deserves this gift of life. I’m not trying to give the impression I’ve got it all figured out and I’m perfect with no sin in my life now cause I’m the farthest thing from that. I just finally realized God’s presence in my life and that walking towards Him is a tough walk because that means I have to walk away from all the “good times.” That’s why I send these messages because I struggle just like all of us do and if there is anything, I can share from my walk to help someone get closer to the Lord then that’s stinkin awesome! The gift of eternity and having a relationship with the Lord is too big and awesome not to share!”