Today has finally arrived...the day when I will be giving my testimony at the ladies' retreat. I will be speaking to approximately 20-25 women from my church, all of which I've gotten to know in some way or another over the two years I've been involved at FBC.
I'm not really nervous...maybe I will be when I get there! I started by writing out what God had done for me from salvation (age 6) through my senior year of high school. When I read it, it all sounds fine. I just haven't continued through my college years, getting married, having kids, etc. I just stopped writing altogether, reconsidering if I should write it word for word. Would speaking from memory (what I recall as it comes to mind) be better, or would I forget something?
And...at first...being told to speak for 20 minutes seemed like a lot. The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized that trying to fit everything God has done for me, all 29 of my years into 20 minutes...I'm not sure anyone could really fit a life of blessings into 20 minutes? :o) So I'm picking out the highlights, the parts that were so very evident of His presence. I'm also including the scriptures that have carried me through. The ones that have given direction and given encouragement.
While my blog verse is 1 Peter 5:7 (which has become what I call my "mommy verse") my life verse since I was about 18 has been Psalm 62:1&2...
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Praying that God will be glorified tonight.