WELCOME TO CHURCH
Due to circumstances out of my control every Sunday morning I have to attend church via cable television. Where normally Pastor Joel Osteen gives a great sermon. Yes there are perks to listening to the sermon in your pajamas but it’s not the same as being there. I miss being able to fellowship with my fellow Christians and speak on the goodness of God. One of my favorite parts of church service stems from when I was a little girl and we had what we called; Testifying service. During this part of service church members could stand up and testify about how God “made a way out of no way” or they could ask for prayer. Sometimes they would just speak on the goodness of Jesus and all he as done for them or someone they know.
Fast Forward to early in the wee hours of this past Friday morning God spoke a word to me. He said that there are so many who are like me that cannot attend church for whatever reason. He told me to give them and myself of course, a platform to speak on his goodness or ask for prayer. So every Sunday I am going to open up my blog to those of you who would like to either ask for prayer or just speak on the goodness of God.
Here’s how it works: if you want to testify start your writing off with #TESTIFY; if you want to ask for prayer, start your writing off with #DEAR GOD
We are a family here so we should be able to ask for prayer or just speak on great things that have happened in our lives or someone that we know. You don’t have to do one of each.
I will start:
#TESTIFY: It always amazes me how God sends comfort to us in times of distress. This past year was such a trying year for me and my family. However God sent comfort to me in various ways. One time in particular I was picking my daughter up from school and I was talking to God and telling him how I didn’t think that I was going to make it. Suddenly one of my favorite Christian songs came on the radio and it began to fill my heart with joy. He is always there for us and he knows how to get us through and that’s why I love him.
#DEARGOD: I know that you are not finished with me yet and that I probably have a long way to go. I just ask that you continue to strengthen and direct me so that I may please you and fulfill my purpose.
#TESTIFY: I would like to thank God for all my blog family, immediate family and friends. God made us to be helpers one to another. So for everyone who has supported me with my dreams, book, blog, twitter, LinkedIn and anything else I’ve participated in..thank you and may God bless!!
DEAR GOD: Dear God I still need your help. I am still working on my patience. I know it takes many slips and falls before we reach the path that leads to success. I am so anxious to fulfill my destiny I don’t want to delay reaching it much longer. Help me wait until you have refined me like gold cause only then will I be ready to partake in the greatest fight of my life. The fight for winning souls for your kingdom