At a few of our ladies’ meetings at church through the year we have different ladies give their testimonies of how they came to the Lord and came to the place in life they are in now. I love those meetings, love hearing how the Lord has worked in people’s lives. Several weeks ago it occurred to me that I had never shared mine. I had spoken once before about living with TM, but that was it. So, I thought, I won’t schedule myself in, but if I come upon a meeting for which I have nothing else or if a speaker has to cancel out, then maybe I’ll do that.
Our ladies’ meeting for this month is tonight. As this particular date loomed ever-closer and I kept asking different ladies to speak, one by one they declined for various reasons.
Usually once a year we have a “fun night” when we go bowling or play games or something, so I thought about doing that tonight. But then I considered that if the Lord had put it in my mind to share my testimony, then maybe I should do that. So I went ahead and put it in the bulletin and everything.
I guess it’s too late to change my mind and play games, huh?
Fortunately most of what I would say I have written out here on the blog in various places. I just need to pull it together and go over it and pray about what to include, what to summarize so I’m not keeping them til their eyes go all glassy or they fall asleep at the tables.
If you see this before the end of the day and feel so led, I’d appreciate your prayers for the following:
1. That the Lord would remove nervousness, especially the physical manifestations thereof.
2. That He would guide me in what to say. I tend to get overly bogged down in details (as you may or may not have noticed…)
3. That my focus would be on glorifying Him and sharing what He’s done in my life. Sometimes one can get caught up in the thrill of telling a story, and there are a few of those exciting stories in my life. But I don’t want it to be just a neat story.
4. That it would somehow bless and help those listening.