Our stories are so powerful. God uses each and every one of our stories to make us more like Him. He is the author and finisher of our faith, and He weaves the most incredible testimonies.
I was honored to have the opportunity to help three women share their stories live on stage in front of 2,000 other women at Momentum 2017. I had read their testimonies countless times before that night, but even I was not prepared for the mighty movement of the Holy Spirit when they shared. I sat there crying, overwhelmed by God's faithfulness and promise in our lives.
Being a Christian doesn't guarantee a perfect life. In fact, God tells us clearly in the Bible that being a Christian is going to be hard. We are going to face trials, pain, hurts. We are going to be persecuted. We are going to doubt and think about our lives before Christ. We won't be happy all the time. But being a Christian means we have hope that can never be taken away. Accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life and living life for Him means you get a life so much greater than this one! He lives within us, daily working on our behalf, even if it doesn't feel like it. That's the thing: faith isn't based on feelings.
Wherever you are at in your walk with God, know that He wants all of you. He wants you to surrender everything else you're chasing and run after Him. He's writing your story in an incredible way that only He can.
So come and see what God has done: in the lives of these three women, and in your own life. Trust Him. Then go and tell. Shout your story for the world to hear.
If you want to talk more about Jesus Christ and faith and what-the-heck-is-all-this-stuff, shoot me a message. I love meeting new people, whether virtually or in person, and gabbing about life.
And if you'd like to know more of my story, you can read my testimony here.
Truly, He makes beautiful things.