A Christian's Tapestry
This week, I had the task of gathering information and pictures from my past so that I may present it in a PowerPoint presentation to a very special group of people. I'm always thrilled with the opportunities that the Lord provides for me to share my testimony, but this task has not been easy considering that I lost everything from my past due to the fire and my multiple incarcerations. Thankfully, after digging, I have finally collected enough to tell my story thoroughly. I'm now working on a written perspective for this same event. Even though I’ve shared my story with many people, formally writing out the details of my trials has been a very humbling experience.
I open my life to others so that they may see the difference between a rebellious spirit verses a willing heart. Looking back, I'm still amazed at how the Lord brought about this majestic and complex process. There is no detail of my life that He did not ordain for my benefit and growth. Some call the intricately woven combination of events that matures you part of a Christian’s Tapestry and perhaps it is. What I am positive of though is that without it, I would still be lost.
Though my history is extreme, so now is my future with Christ. He took my life and transformed it in a way that only He knows how to do. A moment does not pass that I don’t absolutely know that without Him, I will fall. I don’t claim to have all the answers or know how to gracefully handle every problem that arises in my life. But in confidence, I can say that He will be there to help me through it.
His persistence to be is where my hope lies and in every testimony that I give, I pray that His message of an eternal, unconditional, lifesaving love is evident in all that I say and do. If nothing else, may it be the one thing that resonates so loudly that it cannot be denied as truth. I love you Lord!
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
2 Corinthians 2:14