I replied below as you can see. However, I was not done reading the complete post that was posted. I want you to know a tears formed in my eyes as I read,"See there are others who could not have handled what you went through, who would have given up facing those conditions, who wanted to die from the pain, but because of the Word God planted in you, they were able to continue the journey. The wisdom that God has given you from your testimony was not just for you, but he trusts us to speak that into people's lives. This is so they may know his power, his love, his grace, and his presence, even when it seems we are alone. We never are alone and he needs you to remind someone of that simple truth."
You see I just wrote something I am going to share with my church, and this team called, how to receive a miracle. I will be sending this out as a mass team email shortly, in God's time.
A few weeks ago my pastor asked me to write down something I shared with him. I had stood up in church and told them that God had healed in many ways after falling down 13 steps. I did not reveal much of the healing though. I had just stood up during a time our congregation shares joys and concerns.
As I wrote about my experience two days ago I kept visualizing standing up in the front of our congregation telling them what I was writing on paper. Now, I am a very shy person. When I stand up and share a joy, or request prayer in my church the moment I stand up to talk all I want to do is sit back down. So you can imagine when I kept visualizing standing next to the pulpit I rejected it. However, as I continued to write about God's miracle this vision repeated over and over. I knew God wanted me to stand up and share my words with my church even though I told several people before and after the service a few times about this miracle.
All I can say is that I will do this for God, although I would rather just hit a play bottom and have my voice read my words instead of standing there in front of everyone. God has made it clear that I am to talk in all five of our church services. I know it is not very good to say this.. I hate to even admit this, but I do not want to do this. God, is there a another way? But I will do it for God and He will be with me through His Holy Spirit just as He was there the last time I stood in front of my church and shared God's heart with them several years ago. You should had seen me. I was up there balling my eyes out as I spoke the words God had put in me! You could had hear a pin drop. I spoke about how my husband and I helped a little girl I had mentored through an organization called Big Brothers & Big Sisters. The main point was that God will give you what you need when you need it. God gave me what I needed to help a little girl who's life was falling apart. He also gave me the courage to speak as I shared the story with my church. God will give me the courage to do this again.
Just as I typed below, that members share things here on this team and I am helped through their posts. Yes, I have been helped again. I felt the Holy Spirit speak to me as I read,"... See there are others who could not have handled what you went through, who would have given up facing those conditions, who wanted to die from the pain, but because of the Word God planted in you, they were able to continue the journey. The wisdom that God has given you from your testimony was not just for you, but he trusts us to speak that into people's lives. This is so they may know his power, his love, his grace, and his presence, even when it seems we are alone. We never are alone and he needs you to remind someone of that simple truth."
God you are so amazing, and although I know this truth I am continually at awe of every part of you!. Oh, God how you are so ... God there are no words which can describe what is in my heart, the way I feel right now about you, but God you know the words which I can not even form within my mind. God, I ask you to lead my pastor to ask me whatever he wants to ask of me to do. Show me the way to walk in your will. Please help me dear God to do what you placed in my heart. God you know I do not like pubic speaking, but I will speak anything for you. I know you will take my words and your glory, strength, and healing will be felt through me as I am used to spread your everything to each ear my voice touches. When I send this mass email out your miracle to my team it will be your hands which will touch their bodies. It is you who must be seen, it is you how must be felt, but as I am your servant I WILL DO IT THROUGH YOU. In Jesus name I pray amen.
I feel often that the people who take their time and post here on this team, and those who write replies on this team help me so much. I love to read anything that my team members write. Often it is YOUR words which help me. I feel so blessed by the people who I have become friends with here, and I am always looking forward to getting to know more of you.
You may feel that the ideas you have, what you think about sharing has little to no effect on me, or someone else, but I will tell you that you are wrong! Know and believe this is God's team. His presence resides here. So many people have told me that they feel the Holy Spirit on this team it can not be denied! Your team leaders Missy and I pray to God over this team every day. We ask God to protect this team, and to guide our words, and the things we post here. God made me to team leader in a very spiritual way, so from the very beginning God placed HImself on this team. Almost four years ago the co team leader Laura (she is no longer a team leader) chose for me to be the team leader for this team. Somehow she received my email address after I was a member of the team for only two weeks. After a few weeks she wrote a post and typed, she did not chose me to lead the team God choose me.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 6/1/2012 (12:38)
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The Power Of The Tongue Jothany Blackwood "The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary..." (Isaiah 50:4). It is amazing that God would empower regular folks like us with the ability to impact people around us in meaningful ways. That he would recognize that we would need access to his power to endure the perils of this journey and use us to speak a relevant Word so his people might be changed. We have all been given the very real power of uplifting and encouraging our brothers and sisters in Christ through the Word of God. That means that we have access to the Spirit and power that resides in His Word, and it can manifest itself in our lives. When we speak over our situations, then we must also believe that the things God said will come to pass, especially when there is no evidence of it in present times. God rarely blesses us just for ourselves, but we are conduits for him to bless his people. He understands that sometimes we need to receive understanding, a renewing word, and a timely prayer from folks whose lives reflect ours in more tangible ways. We can then appreciate that what God places in us is bigger than us and that the gift is to be used to uplift and encourage so that they may also walk in their purpose. The experiences we have come through, though weary, have made us stronger and we can then translate that knowledge into a pathway for others to find their way. God sent you ahead in that struggle so you could then return to his people and tell them how to survive it. And more importantly, to survive it whole. God is saying rather than ask why you went through it, recognize that he finally raised his hand to say enough. And to understand that the pain and weariness you are feeling is nothing compared to what the devil had planned for you if God had not stepped in. See there are others who could not have handled what you went through, who would have given up facing those conditions, who wanted to die from the pain, but because of the Word God planted in you, they were able to continue the journey. The wisdom that God has given you from your testimony was not just for you, but he trusts us to speak that into people's lives. This is so they may know his power, his love, his grace, and his presence, even when it seems we are alone. We never are alone and he needs you to remind someone of that simple truth. And though weary from our struggles, it will be our sharing of the life changing power of God in our lives that will make the difference in these uncertain times.
"This Mortal must put on immortality.....Death is swallowed up in victory" 1 Cor. 15:53-54
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