“Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.” Psalm 66:5
Father, we lift up the Deeper Still fundraising banquet this Tuesday. Father, I pray for all who you have ordained to come to come and see Your wondrous works! Father, we pray for those sharing their testimony to have peace knowing they are sharing Your awesome doing. Lord, we also ask for every financial need to be met to continue Your glorious work. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This Tuesday, six people will share their testimony of God’s redemptive work. I won’t spoil the surprise, but these testimonies will be life changing for every single person in the room including the ones giving the testimony.
I remember the first time I shared my testimony in front of a large group of people. It was at a fundraiser for a local pro-life group, the Hope Resource Center. I remember trembling inside before going up to the podium to share.
The announcer called my name. Inhaling deeply and exhaling slowly, I rose out of my seat and walked to the podium, my heart pounding in my chest. Only a few steps were needs to reach the podium, but it seemed like a mile. In reality, I had taken many steps not seen in order to be free enough to walk those few.
Again, I breathed. The moment my feet touched the stage, I heard the Lord whisper in His love, “I am right here with you.” Spiritually, I could see Jesus standing right beside me holding my hand. Smiling at His loving hand, I open my mouth and shared my story. I shared of His awesome work. I shared the story of His redemptive love.
The audience sat silent, taking in the presence of the Lord, breathing in His mercy and love.
I may never know how my story impacted those in the audience that night, but I do know how it impacted me. It may have only been a few steps to the podium, but stepping out in faith to share the works of God and His awesome redemption, was a huge leap to freedom. The Lord says that we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony (Rev 12:11).
It takes courage to share our story. However, when we remember it is actually His story of redemptive love and His story of His awesome overcoming work in our lives, it takes the pressure off us.
Through the story of His redemption, not only do we help others become free, we actually overcome the enemy even more. Our enemy doesn’t want us to tell our redemptive story. He wants us to remain silent. He knows that when our voices are freed, many lives will be impacted for the Lord’s Kingdom and not only that, but we will experience more freedom as a result.
My heart is full of anticipation for those coming Tuesday night to the banquet, and those sharing. May they come and see the works of God, the awesome doings towards the sons of men.