At the beginning of 2011 I saw several people posting a “Photo a Day” or other such projects on the internet. I like that.
So, now that it’s almost half way through the year I feel strongly that I NEED and WANT to post “A Testimony a Day”.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines testimony as: an open acknowledgment; a public profession of religious experience; a divine decree attested in the scriptures.
I think this will be harder than I thought and that is probably the biggest reason I want to do it. It’s hard to be thankful when we all live a life so involved with circumstances. Circumstances that most of the time are not good or appear to be hard. But on the other hand, I believe there is something to attest to in every circumstance no matter how hard things look. We are surrounded by “stories” waiting to be told. I want to find them.
God has a different view of our lives then we do. I want His perspective more. I’ve changed my whole approach to prayer over the last year. Instead of asking all the time for something from Him I spend more time being thankful to Him and meditating on His goodness and love and more time looking back on situations and seeing how He got me through it and where He was when certain things happened. It’s life changing.
I recently went to a local art museum to see Monet’s Water Lilies. All 3 panels were on display (normally they are in separate locations). Seeing such a magnificent work of art in person is eye opening. You can enter the room and look at it and see it one way. But as you approach the work every few feet the scene in front of you changes. You get a different perspective the closer you get. A different depth, a different opinion even.
So, I want these simple “testimonies” to do that for whoever reads them. May they change your perspective on your life. I am counting on them to change mine – to open my eyes wider to the things around me. To have a story no matter how simple or complex each day. Enjoy.
Today I attended a church 20 minutes from my home. I had only been there once before and liked it. So, 2 months later, my husband and I went again. I am thankful for people who gather in the name of their Lord with happy hearts and have the freedom to worship Him together and individually with confidence and freedom in who they are and who they were made to be. It was truly an uplifting experience full of peace and strength. It was a room FULL of creative people who gathered together to celebrate the most creative person they know – The Creator.