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Tell our Stories and Make Hearts Glad

December 31, 2012 1 comment

Those who reverently and worshipfully fear You will see me and be glad, because I have hoped in Your word and tarried for it.
Psalm 119:74

As people watch you tarry (persevere, wait, etc), in the midst of a difficulty or challenge, they are made glad, they are super encouraged! And one of the ways they are given this super natural confidence and joy is if you tell them. In 2013 let’s tell people our stories!

I want us to be encouraged to reflect on our ‘testimonies’ or stories of the past year and to tell these to other people. Let’s pray we can do this as naturally as possible, trusting in the Holy Spirit to do His work in the hearts of people listening. However well we do it, we will certainly encourage people. 
We can also tell other people’s stories. .

And as you think over the last year, remember the Lord can use every failure as well as every success in the year to come. His hand remains on all those memories, which reminds us that we can bring healing/salvation/grace/mercy/redemption to others, in those same areas. How does this happen? Revelation 19:10 tells us that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophesy . . when we declare what Jesus has done in our life, it prophesies in that person’s life, that Jesus will do the same . .

Help us Lord always to be ready to tell a story of your goodness


Make Them Glad

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

With Extreme Confidence and Extreme Hope!
Psalm 119:74

We bring joy to others as they see us struggle through difficulties trusting in Father God!