You know the one.
The one about that random conversation that changed the way you think about the world around you.
The one about that accidental meeting during your regular daily routine that gave you a spring in your step.
The one about that moment that the very thing you’ve been waiting a long time for finally came to pass.
Just a piece of it.
Telling your story.
It’s the first step to setting yourself free,
Or, setting things in motion to set someone else free.
Acts 13:15b “Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak.”
Revelation 12:11b They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony (story);
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Psalm 139 (NIV)
1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts,God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you. 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Beth Moore calls them God Stops. I think the most profound two that I’ve had happened during my healing process. Once I was walking on the reservoir near my home and I saw a fish being eaten by a seagull. I saw a caterpillar and some moths, and began to think about the immense diversity of life and how all of life fit together. I always believed there was a creator, but thought He had abandoned His creation for new and better creations. During this time I said to myself, “How incredibly creative you are God and how well all your creation fits together.” He dropped into my spirit – “And you’re part of my creation.” At the time I was so depressed and suicidal and that was a perfect anger to stay my hand.
The other most important time was when I finally got saved and realized who God was, that He wasn’t like I had portrayed Him in my angry rants. I apologized to God and He said in my spirit, “That’s okay, Heather. At least you were talking to me.” My angry rants at Him gave Him permission to speak into my life and bring healing. He let me tantrum until I calmed down and came to my senses. He is a great God.
Have a blessed day.
His creation does fit together doesn’t it? Like pieces to a puzzle.
We each have our own place.
Oh that we could understand His vast love for us. Incalculable.
Thanks Heather for sharing here today.