Today I got to share at MOPS. It was supposed to happen prior to Christmas but our last meeting was cancelled due to a snowstorm (YAY!) so today was the day and was I ever nervous. I am not a big public speaker, especially when it has to do with sharing about my life. That being said, I am glad that I did and thankful that it went (I think) well. I do feel much better now that it is over though :)
I realized over the weekend that I could count on one hand the number of people that knew my whole story and that it was probably time to share it with a few more in the hopes that they could be encouraged by what God has been doing in my life. For He has done some AWESOME things in my life and what better way to thank Him than by lifting praise to Him in the form of my story?
I wanted to share with you guys the verses that I used while giving my testimony. For they have, over the years, impacted me in different ways. Each has been significant to me on more than one ocassion and each time I have been lead to these verses, I have learned a new Truth.
Joshua 4:24 -- "He has done this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God."
Ezekiel 36:26 -- "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh."
1 Peter 1:8 -- "Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy." (this was the verse that was read when I was baptized.)
Pslam 30:11-12 -- "You have turned my wailing into dancing you have removed my sackclothes and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever."