Daily Interrupted Challenge:
Comment on this blog and say, “Hi!” just to let me know you’re still here.
It’s the holidays and I KNOW things are crazy. I would love to know who is still reading. There were 4 of us that logged in to read on Sunday. Anyone there?
Day 34: Free
God has every detail of our lives in the palm of His hand. There is nothing too big or too small for Him.
It was beautiful seeing how God orchestrated exactly where He wanted Jen and Brandon to be in their new church plant. He brought together the people, the resources, the prayer team…everything! All in His time and in His way.
Do you have a time when God showed up in your life and you knew that HE was the only explanation for what happened?
Remember this section about our testimony from Draw the Circle?
…Revelation 12:11 places such importance on sharing testimonies. And maybe that’s why the enemy wants us to keep our testimonies silent.
“They triumphed over him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony.”
When God answers a prayer, no matter how big or small, we need to share it. It’s a stewardship issue. If we don’t turn the answer to prayer into praise, it may very well turn into pride.
[Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson, pg 176]
I’ll start – today I left church feeling stressed and a bit defeated. The worship was stale, the music was messed up while the choir sang and I just didn’t feel like I did much of anything as a worship leader. I’ve come to learn that I have to let it go, but that is sooo very hard emotionally.
Right after lunch, one of the choir members sent a message letting me know that one of our worship songs was EXACTLY what she needed today. Her encouragement came right at the moment I needed it the most. God is like that.
I’d also like to share about 2 girlfriends in my church. They are both reading this study and have each stepped into roles outside of their comfort zones to serve in our church. No one asked them, no one even hinted…they just said, “Hey, I think I’m supposed to be doing this!” This makes my heart jump!! God is forming a mighty move through simple everyday decisions to change the way we pray and live our lives. Revival begins with me and you!
Thank you, Lord – for giving us small glimpses of Your hand at work in our lives!
Now, your turn: