Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Praise God!

Great news friends!! After Luann's 700 Club story was shown, the response was amazing. We all knew that Luann's story would affect the lives and hearts of many - but listen to this - CBN emailed Luann and told her that 326 people accepted Christ for the first time as a result of seeing her story! Can you believe it??!!

Before the story ran on the 700 Club, Luann sent all of us at Proverbs an email requesting prayer. It seemed that the mean 'ol enemy was attacking her heart. In anticipation of the show running, she became insecure about everyone knowing her heartbreaking story of abuse and unforgiveness and several marriages.

She began worrying about what others would think about her, and the judgement that could come as a result. We all prayed for her with our whole hearts, that she would have a peace come over her that the devil could not touch. We reassured her that God would use her story in powerful and amazing ways - AND HE DID!

For years I was scared to share my story too. I kept it bottled up inside, allowing the devil to keep me in a constant state of self condemnation and insecurity. I listened to the wrong voice for far too long. I was too ashamed to tell my testimony, scared of the judgement, the gossip, and the pain. But one day I grew weary of running from God, and reluctantly responded to the call.
One day I finally came to a point where I wanted to be used by God, and wanted to see His plan in action. We can always run, but we cant hide from or God or escape His call on our life.

When I finally quit running from what God asked me to do, and took that first little step of obedience, God gave me the courage, the grace, the mercy and the confidence I needed to walk in faith, and not by feelings. God has done miraculous things once I was willing to depend completely on him, just like He did with Luann - just like He can do with you, and through you.

We know that all things work together for the glory of God who are called to His purpose. Do we really believe it?

Every experience you have had in your life - good, bad, or indifferent - has equipped you to say yes to Gods call on your life. The only remaining question is this: will you say yes? Will you be willing to put aside your feelings, and put your faith in control? Will you give God the opportunity to change hearts and lives through a change in your heart and life?

Trust me friend, your story is actually is His story. He has authored an amazing, unique and powerful story in your life. He is simply patiently waiting for you to share it. We are called to be transparent for Christ, and today could be the day for you to get started. Are you ready to be a story teller for Christ?

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you; plans to prosper you and not harm you; plans for a future and a hope.

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1 comment:

Joyful said...

Praising the Lord for answered prayer!!!!

Thanks for reminding me of the call to be transparent. The Lord has given me opportunities to share His story over my life, and I find the more real I am, the more responsive other's are to His invitation.

Praising God for writing a modern-day Bible story across my life,