I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalm 81.10
I remember hearing Rick Renner say, that an authentic Author doesn’t sit and wait for an inspiration to write.
They simply put their hand to the keypad.
I have a testimony.
If you belong to Christ, you have a testimony.
It’s just a matter of opening our mouths.
You were once in darkness, just like the children of Israel God was addressing in the Old Testament,
But now you are Children of Light.
And where you are now, is because God is still breathing in you.
It started before I was born, according to His-Story.
He had a plan for me says Jeremiah 29:11.
A good one.
But I had to choose to walk out.
I didn’t follow it for a long time.
I was raised pretty much in church, unless I had ballet class.
I taught Sunday school, while living totally opposite what I was teaching.
But then, even after I had wandered so far,
I felt His Pursuit.
My Aunt and Uncle had a testimony of their lives changed right before my eyes.
My hardened heart saw them as hypocrites at the time,
But they were really Agents of The King, out to get His lost sheep back.
That was me.
Then, He sent my husband.
He was a picture of Jesus’ love for me.
Even when I didn’t deserve it.
Someone who loved me right where I was at.
And loved me out of it.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. Proverbs 27:6
So, I finally surrendered to Love.
Jesus did that.
It was what He had decided to do for me that caused my Salvation.
He pursued me.
And that caused, my pursuit of Him.
Now what He said I could have, I wanted.
Not without a fight.
The enemy also pursued.
Again, much like with the children of Israel.
The world didn’t want to let you go.
Fear started chasing me.
BUT GOD, parted the waters, and fear drowned.
Then came lack.
They said I wouldn’t be able to bear children on my own without pharmaceutical help.
BUT GOD, said I would be a mother of children.
And. I Became that Mother.
Then I needed, rather wanted, a van to transport my new baby girl.
Through faith, patience and submission to my husband,
Not only did I get a van, but a debt free van.
Through this whole process, I watched before my very eyes, my best friend, My husband, come to His own personal relationship with The King.
We then, began to believe God for everything.
Health. Finances. Peace.
We watched God move mountains.
We watched God heal my father in law of cancer.
And there are so many other things that the Word says that we can have that we now have,
That like John said, it would take more pages than books could bear.
So, here I am today,
Recounting all He has done.
Take a little trip down memory lane with me.
As we do, we return to the Joy of our Salvation.