Tonight I did something that is pretty out of character for me. I went to a Ladies Cookie Swap at my church and gave my testimony. Generally, I am not much of a public speaker. I get the nerves, stomach knots and nausea. Yup. It's fun.
It was ok once I got up there. I was really nervous, but God is so good. No one seemed to notice how petrified I was. ;) Well, if you talked to me before or after you did, but during it apparently didn't com across. *sigh of relief*
I shared 3 of my favorite verses.
2 Corinthians 4:18
"We focus our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen, for what is seen is temorary, but what is unseen is eternal."
(It's my favorite verse for the earliest part of my walk with God because I found myself scared of rejection for my new found faith and also had a hard time letting go of past cares. This really gave me the perspective that I needed in my walk.)
2 Peter 1:5-7
"Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge; and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness; and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love."
(I love these verses because they give me the focus I need in my walk. It also shows that there is so much importance in every component of becoming a solid follower of Christ. It's all crucial to fully being who you want to be in Christ.)
"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
(The verse that really addresses the current season of my life is this one about learning to be content in ALL circumstances and KNOWING that through Christ I can totally do it. He will give me what I need to hold on.)
In relation to that last verse is my favorite quote by Martha Washington.
- I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.