I’ve told the story to myself many times. The one telling how he walked into my life. How he turned my world upside down. I’ve played it over in my memory so many times. Haven’t we all had moments in time that lay hold of our imaginations, bump us into our own insignificance by being significant in themselves, ultimately revealing we are significant after all?
Milestones. Defining moments. Crossroads.
Haven’t we all experienced a moment in time so significant that all others pale ever so slightly by comparison?
I sat down in January and wrote the story again.
My One word for the year had been chosen. The word that replaces resolutions for the new year and focuses intentions. My word “redeemed” would not keep quiet within me. It seemed to want to spill out everywhere. It showed up in my writing, interactions and daily living. This one word. My one word, identity, intention and focus for 2015 is a word that breathes life into me. It revives my spirit, reminds me, when I forget who I am, carries me through the days and sleeps within me all night.
I wrote the story and it slept as I wondered how and when it would be shared.
March came and I decided the story must not sit in drafts any longer. I had already had a couple of fellow writers read it, but it just did not have a destination. Then a fellow believer and blogger named Lily reached out to me. She had found my old site through Faithful Bloggers and made her way to my new place, Enthusiastically, Dawn. She wanted to know if I might share a testimony or something God was doing in my life for her new blog, Faith + Testimony?
Faster than Sarah Palin ever said”You betcha!”, I replied yes.
If Lily, in California, can connect with me in Rhode Island for the simple joy and pleasure of exalting the name of the Lord, I have a question for you.
Would you consider sharing what God has done in your life and join us?
Come on over and read MY STORY, and if you too are Redeemed, I ask you to come share what the Lord has done for you. Check out the details over at Faith and Testimony on how you can share your story, too!
O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:3-5
I want to acknowledge and extend my thanks to the gracious, talented and all around amazing Lynn Morrissey (author of the beautiful Love Letters to God) for taking the time out of her own busy schedule to read, edit and extend useful feedback for this piece. Thank you for the example you are in all you do. You are a blessing and inspiration. I am so grateful for you!