Grace in Action. I felt inspired after writing the post on Grace and receiving an offer from people to share their testimony to begin sharing these stories and testimonies under a special category titled Grace in Action. I believe that your testimony is a picture of God’s grace alive and at work today. Too often, I hear people say that God doesn’t care or Jesus is dead or the things in the Bible are neat but they don’t happen in the real world. On the contrary, He is alive in us and we are compelled to share the Gospel and how God is working in our life. Furthermore, we are called by Paul to encourage each other in faith and a personal story of faith is one of the most encouraging things I can read.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Maybe you don’t think your testimony is worth sharing and that no one will be impacted but that’s a lie sown by the enemy. Let me share a small story with you: I was talking with a close friend of mine earlier this week and I was touched and encouraged when she told me that I was an inspiration. I share this not to boast but to be transparent and for you to understand that this is not my doing. She was seeing God work in my life and this inspired her in her faith. She’s known me at my worst and recognizes the change in my life. Only God could’ve turned me around this way. Only He could’ve softened my heart and called me to step up and share my story.
If a year ago you had told me I would be writing a blog for Christian women, I would’ve laughed. I do not feel qualified for this. It is not easy to admit your shortcomings to the world on a blog site. It is not easy for me to share some of my personal feelings and thoughts, knowing what my past holds but I also told God I would serve Him wherever He called me and whatever He called me to do and as usual, He pushed me out of my comfort zone (warning: this happens a lot with God).
This is scary for me but I want everyone to understand that none of the postings on this blog are meant to come off as arrogant, boastful or prideful. They are meant only to show His glory and the work He does in our lives. They are meant to show Grace in Action. This is not about me but about God. This is not my doing but His. Anything good that comes from this blog is from Him, not me. Please don’t get them confused.
I would love to hear your story and how God is working in your life, if you feel moved to share. I pray that the testimonies shared through my blog inspire and encourage you in your walk with the Lord.
Remember nothing you’ve done is too bad for God to use. Rahab was a prostitute, Noah had a drinking problem, Peter denied Christ and Paul was by all definitions that we use today, a terrorist. He can and will use you if you let Him.
If you have any suggestions for Grace in Action posts or would like to share your story, please leave a comment. I love hearing from you all.