This is crazy… I have so much to do today, but after reading my devotional I feel like I need to slow down and share something with you. Read this verse:
I read this earlier and drifted off (as I normally do when I read something that strikes me) into a time when I was fearful of sharing my testimony. Karen and I knew that God was doing an incredible work in our new lives together, but we still don’t feel like we can stand on the pulpit and lead the masses. Really, things have’t changed much except for our belief that God’s word, plus our testimonies are what changes lives. We use our blog as a vehicle to apply this truth. Eighthrising.com was created by Karen as an outlet during a tough time after her second failed marriage. We revived it after we were married, but really as a way to journal our families lives together. Well, it has turned into much more than that. In the last year we have had some amazing responses from readers and have watched other followers help them via comments to blog posts. In one year the blog site has amassed over 10 million pageviews and reached every country with Internet access. It blows my mind to think that this has happened to us, but God has commissioned it, so I’m not surprised.
This scripture, Psalm 119:129, is David praying to God and referencing “Your testimonies”. The word “testimony” comes from the latin “testimonium” meaning “witness”. What good is being a witness to God’s favor and not testifying to His glorious power? You don’t have to be a writer, a pastor, a teacher, etc. All you need is your testimony and your voice. Collectively, our testimonies are tangible books of small and large miracles. They really aren’t ours, they’re God’s.
I urge you to step out and share your testimony. Don’t let fear be the reason that your story doesn’t change a life!
I have to go now. My dog is literally flinging my hand off of the mouse with her nose…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!