Testimony > Revelation

 

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. 

-Matthew 6:33-34

 At least it's a pretty nice back.

Let me start by saying my LS is one of the beastingest people I know!  Fortunately, I can personally point out characteristics that make many of my LS’s quite THE BEAST.  But this one in particular was my first president in an organization that promotes sisterhood and service and was rebuilding a chapter from the BOTTOM!  She led us all through a time when many of us didn’t even know how to make it successful.  She is an alumna of University of Michigan and THE Georgetown Law and has passed the BAR exam!!   Other than that, she’s caring, hilarious, gorgeous, and pretty fly!

After I read her latest blog post, at first I was hurt that she is all depressed.  Then, I was really excited that I have the opportunity to witness and share my testimony with her.  I was just going to comment back on her facebook wall, but thought it was getting a bit lengthy, so below is my hip and shorthanded candid  response:

Girl, this chapter is the realest talk ever!! My first super testimony was my own experience struggling for a job.  I prayed that His will be done!  Similar to you, I had my own “revelation” moment.  After months, I finally just got content that I was staying at home for a while, and even asked my parents (first time for everything) to get me these dream boots for Christmas!  I used this time as an opportunity for me to get closer to my parents and closer to God.  I had to find out what He wanted me to learn.  Now, 2 years later, I realize that I wouldn’t have the close relationship with my parents that I have now had I not been home for those months.  It finally got to a point where I stopped stressing.  Soon after, I bought a flight that I couldn’t afford, and decided “I’d work it out”.  But, Money got REAL funny.  I thank God that a couple days before the credit card bill was due, I got my job, and they direct deposited my moving stipend in my account!

All of Matthew 6 is on point!  Give to the Needy, Pray the right way and understand The Lord’s Prayer, study up on FASTING, Serve God not money, Don’t worry about tomorrow.  Then, and only then can your testimony be greater than this “revelation” of depression.  God Bless you LS, I’ve already sent a prayer up for ya!

When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
   and delivers them out of all their troubles.

-Psalms 34:17

Indiana State Fair Stage Collapses

God, Please bless the victims, their families and those still recovering from this terrible incident.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The memorial service is going on (as I type) for the five victims in this incident on Saturday, August 13, 2011.  That morning started with a bright sunny day.  I was actually at a cookout when it happened.  Last Sunday, I performed on a different stage at the Indiana State Fair and Tuesday I went back for a fun evening with my friends.  I’m sure there were many with similar expectations of a fun time.

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows,
not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son,
but the Father only.”
  –
Bible, Matthew 24:36


Watch with Caution

There is also an age-restricted video on youtube that is more clear.

 

That next day, my pastor, Darryl K. Webster continued his series from Job, Can God be Trusted with your Troubles?  He stated God will speak to us through other people, through the Bible, and through circumstances.  Then, he stated God speaks to turn us away from our deeds, to show us He is soverign, and to humble and test us

The stage collapsing was God speaking to us through a circumstance.  God has allowed this to happen.  Instead of asking WHY, we should ask WHAT did He want us to learn?  God’s works are great!  He caused the winds to collapse the stage and causes everything to happen in our lives.

“He loads the thick cloud with moisture;
   the clouds scatter his lightning.
“They turn around and around by his guidance,
    to accomplish all that he commands them
   on the face of the habitable world.
“Whether for correction or for his land
   or for love, he causes it to happen.
 -Bible, Job 37:11-13

Please keep everyone in your prayers.