Revelation 12:11 says this:
11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
If you are like me; your testimony is one of joy, trial, victory, failure and some more failure. And there are times that to be honest the last thing that I want to do is share it with someone and be an example of what a Christian really is – BROKEN. But this is not what scripture tells us! As you see above in Revelation we are shown that the dragon (Satan) was defeated by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. So by sharing the power of the Cross and the Grace of God on our lives we definitely have an impact. And maybe just maybe this is our way of pushing back on the fall of man.
And if you spend any time at all reading this site then you know that we are trying to be as transparent and boisterous about what God has done and is doing in our lives. And normally that is great but today is one of the times that I must use this venue as a confessional and a way to lay something down. This morning I woke up with a railroad tie on my chest and found it hard to breath.
I truthfully have battled this all morning and I use scripture to remind myself that God is gracious and abounding in steadfast love for me. Also, that my past failures are just that in the past; in fact Psalm 103:8-12 covers both of those truths for every believer. And during this battle today God brought a song into my Google playlist by Big Daddy Weave that directly spoke to my heart as a loving reminder from my Heavenly Father.
So my testimony today is His Story and it is this:
My Savior choose to redeem the most despicable, low life, no good man like me. And He instructed me and you because of Him to draw near with boldness to gain mercy and help in the battle (Hebrews 4.)
Big Daddy Weave says it this way:
” If I should speak then let it be
Of the grace that is greater than all my sin
Of when justice was served and where mercy wins
Of the kindness of Jesus that draws me in
To tell you my story is to tell of Him”
Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
Sing a new song today!