- Published: Friday, 10 November 2017 06:44
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their witness. They weren't in love with themselves; they were willing to die for Christ.
Do you look at your life and think there's a great story to tell? Do your friends tell you that you should be writing a book? Can you see the tangible ways that God has stepped in and saved you time after time? Or, is it contrary to this? Does it feel more like you've sailed along with nothing extraordinary that has happened? You haven't had any huge spiritual markers in your life, might I even say it's been a little boring? Or, you are in between these two scenarios, there's a few markers, but most of the time life is rather mellow.
What's your story?
We all have one. We were all raised differently. Some of us as Christians, some of us not. Some of us had happy childhoods, others not so much. Many of us were silent about the unhappy part, those who were being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused were screaming inside, but silent on the outside. Nobody really knew what their story was, and some people still don't.
What about that first time you thought about God or you knew He existed? The first time you felt His presence? What was that like? Where were you? How old were you?
One of the first times I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit flood my entire being was as an adult in my 30's. I was in my home alone, and I had the strong impression that I needed to dance. I am not a dancer, and I had never danced before, so I knew this must be from God. Especially since I had been praying! So, I got up, and started to dance ( or at least what I thought might be dance) I was immediately flooded with warmth and power from the Spirit. It was unlike anything I had every felt or experienced before. I knew, without a doubt that God was for me and I wanted to serve Him, and I wanted more of Him.
What's your story?