My friend Vickie invited me to share my story on how I came to Christ at her church, in which her husband pastors at (Pastor Schmidt). I had it on my calendar for several weeks and wondered if I should make notes on what to say. I decided I did not want to make notes or think much about what I was going to say at all! I felt for my first testimonial, it would be best if I did not try to premeditate what I would say. I was hoping I would connect to the Holy Spirit and have Him work through me. When I testified this morning, I think He did work through me at times. My hope is for the Holy Spirit to work through me more and more as I strengthen my relationship with God.
My previous blog was about letting go of ego-centered Vision Boards, and this morning when I testified, it felt like an extension of that. Beyond looking past ego-centered Vision Boards, I can even let go of how the very next moment will unfold and trust in God. It felt freeing.
In the past, I tried hard to try to appear perfect, sound perfect, and be perfect. Now, I don't concern myself with that as much because I know I am not perfect and never will be perfect and that is okay. At the same time, I do not allow myself to be a passive Christian and just say, "Oh well, I was born a sinner and there's nothing I can do about it!" To me, this is not what being a Christian is about whatsoever! Through the help of His Grace, my faith, and studying his Word, He can help to purify my heart more and more and shape me more into the image of Him. As a Christian, this is how I strive to live. I will NEVER be a perfect example, but I want to spread the Good News and have God use me the way He wants to use me.
Here are a few photos of me testifying this morning and a video of my entire testimony on YouTube with lots of imperfections on my "delivery" but nevertheless the essence is there! Enjoy <3
If you want to follow along, I opened my testimony with Psalm 71.