The first time I spoke in a church as a child of God was April 2015. God stirred me in the middle of the night, showing me I would speak. After sharing this with the pastor of our church, he leaned forward on his chair and said, “We better get you speaking.”
What is utterly amazing is how my testimony has changed, each time since April 2015.
Did my story change?
Not the chronology of past events that remain as they were … a path to self-destruction.
Rather, heaven’s wisdom has revealed so much as Christ continues His work in me. The first time I spoke, I literally did not recognize my past drunkenness as sin. I had read very little of the Bible at that time.
Therefore, since we have such hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.
But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away (2 Cor 3:12-16).
God honors our seeking.
It is what He longs for, His children to find Him.
Over the past three and a half years,
as I have prayed, sometimes until my knees are bloody
as I have called out to Jesus as I trudged through deep waters of healing
as I have feasted upon His Word … oh how I hunger for more,
the finger tips on God’s mighty right hand have reached my soul, ever so gently He has lifted each veil in its time.
Wisdom straight from His throne about my life, not as my own, but as His.
The more I acknowledged my own sin, the more I trusted His washing.
Forgiven for real. Chosen for certain. A vessel for His truth, His love, His glory.
A future planned so long ago for me, His Daughter, here only for a short time.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all with, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Cor 3:17-18).
Will you join me in seeking Our Lord, asking Him to show us more?
For truly, we will never know all about our lives or about Him until Christ Jesus comes. Until then, we press in so that we may be powerfully changed as the veil lifts and our flesh is undressed.
Good morning, friends. Welcome to new followers here. This post is linking up with https://fiveminutefriday.com. Word prompt today is TESTIMONY.
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