I love to read the scriptures! Especially the book of Acts where you see the apostles doing all these amazing things .. healings, casting out of demons, eyes opened, lame walk, etc. What an exciting thing to read about! What’s even greater though, is experiencing these things yourself!
Witnessing and seeing lives changed! Watching as the spiritual eyes of someone you love go from darkness to light! Watching the miraculous power of God take a dead sinful human and bring them into a life full of joy! To see the language and actions changed and watch a miraculous cleansing occur in a life that had been previously filled with drugs, addiction, alcohol and all sorts of corruption. It is no wonder to me that there is a miraculous joy that comes from those who have experienced this!
Or what about the other miracles that we may not always recognize, but are just as glorious? For instance, the baby Christian who walked with frailty and fear taking step and after step towards Christ, despite the overwhelming odds against her. Watching these baby Christians overcome struggle after struggle and grow up to be confident, bold Christians facing challenges that would turn our tummy all with a smile and twinkle in their eye. Not with pride, but a confidence that says, ‘I know my God! I know what He is capable of! I am not afraid! I am saved! I am sanctified for HIS purpose! And I am loved! Oh GLORY! I AM LOVED! What an AMAZING feeling!’
What a glorious thing to see! What a glorious thing to experience! When I think of all the great things God has done in my life and the lives of those around me, I literally feel like jumping up and down because I think .. if this is only just a glimpse of what He’s done, I can’t wait to see what more He’s going to do!! Seriously, the excitement can NOT be contained in this human shell!! Oh my goooooooooddddddddddnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeesssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh how we need to encourage and share our testimony with others! Not just to those that aren’t saved, but to those that have begun the journey … to those who have stumbled .. to those who have fallen and lie stagnant .. to those who have forgotten the joy because they got caught up in the pit. Especially in those moments where our fruit of joy is so fresh! That juice of joy can be spilled over and shared with those who have become dry and thirst for God’s glory!
Please share you testimony with someone! Remember what God has done for you! Remember how amazed you were when the miracle was performed! Allow your heart to re-experience the moment you caught His gaze and realized He had been looking at you the whole time .. He was just waiting, patiently for you to recognize Him there with a smile on His face, arms open wide! Remember the moment where you realized .. maybe … just maybe … it was intended for YOU too! Because it is! This glorious joy … this AMAZING love … was meant for YOU too.
Do you remember? He’s there .. waiting to take you down memory lane .. only these memories are the ones to treasure and cling to. The building blocks of a foundation that started all with HIM.
Jesus loves YOU. THIS, I know.