Our First Testimony Tuesday post – My Story in 100 Words, by Jo
I’ve written, edited, and scheduled our first #TestimonyTuesday post.
This is an exciting new, and regular, output for us, and we have Nicola to thank for her own post which she titled #TestimonyTuesday. Go read the post for yourself, and you’ll see why we wanted to imitate her idea, as she indeed encouraged us to do. Go check out the rest of her blog too – EagleSight.
There’s enough dark and depressing stuff around in the world. So, let’s lift a load off someone’s shoulders and share something of what God has been doing in our lives.
Let’s lift the veil of sadness, and see the sun in all it’s glory, and the Son in all His Glory!
I emailed a new friend over in Italy, with this exact purpose in mind. He had been encouraged by some of our moving house stories over the past month – and God’s faithfulness. So, I emailed a more detailed version of what has happened over the last 5 years, or so, of our faith journey.
As I read it back to myself – before hitting send – it was blowing my own mind to read, in black and white, what God had done, literally just a few weeks earlier!!!
How easy it can be to so quickly forget what God has been miraculously, and supernaturally, doing as mundane things come along and distract us from the awesome love of Jesus Christ for us!
The photo, below, is us – in our new home – on moving day (before we unloaded the vans, which is why we’re so energised).
Less than one week earlier, we did not have the means to follow through and pay for everything we needed to. But, God, as ever, stepped in – in His timing – and a random gift came in that finally enabled everything to continue, after a couple of other random gifts that we’d also just received.
I use the word random loosely, as each gift came with a similar theme and message – people had felt urged by the power of the Holy Spirit to send some funds to us.
It may have appeared random, but it was anything but – with the planning for one of those gifts beginning more than a month earlier!
The willingness of the gift givers was overwhelming enough. But the three amounts of money, combined, was just enough.
God is good and always faithful – where God guides, He provides!
Jesus is alive. Let’s not forget to tell people.
And while we’re on that subject, why not check out another good friend – Andy Brown – and his series on the Great Commission, over on his blog. He’s been running a series on the Great Commission since Monday, which is utterly superb and is a must read. Today was episode 5, and was brilliant!
Written by Andy B