Did you ever have one of those moments when you really didn’t want to do something, but after you went you were so glad that you did!! I did. Part of me just wanted to sit home and relax and the other part wanted to go out with my husband. I’m glad I chose the latter. I thought I was “just” going to a concert, but it ended up God speaking to me in a very personal, powerful way.
The concert was at Bethany Bible Church, a church I had attended thirty years ago (that makes me feel old lol). The music, fellowship, and testimonies were amazing, but what hit me the most was after the piano/keyboard player gave his testimony about how God was there with him during some pretty hard trials, kept him alive, saw God do what doctors said would never happen, and now is able to use the amazing talent that God gave him until the day God takes him home.
As J.T. began to sing, God began showing me how He was and will be there for me too through different people at different times of my life. He used the people I talked to before the concert to show me this. I saw people from Bethany who were there during a very difficult season of my life: Mr & Mrs. Brooks who would include my son in different outings and was part of the miracle Christmas God gave us; Linda, who was my lifeline to God when I was sinking and so much more; Candy, Linda’s partner in love, who came and brought me back from a very dark place.
Then, I saw so many of the Calvary of Romulus clan who I was able to do life with and grow in amazing ways. As I first walked into the church I saw many men who have been great examples of what true godly men look like; I saw some of the women who have prayed for me and helped me know what a godly woman in all roles looks like; We sat right next to the couple who walked alongside my husband in a difficult time in his life. Last, He showed me the Berean bunch sitting behind me who I am currently ministering with and have already been used by God in my life. These were just a handful of people who God has used to mold me into the woman I am today. The time, talents, and finances that they invested has not returned void but has given out a huge return for God’s kingdom.
God went on to recall the segment in the concert where we thanked God for the free country that we live in and how that freedom is being threatened. I know that as long as our country remains free, I must share the truth of God’s word without reservation because God uses people to be His voice to call people to Himself and be part of their sanctification. God has been with me in the past, is currently with me, and will be with me until He takes me home. I want God to continue to use me to be there for others. What about you? Will you allow God to use you in whatever way He sees fit so He can be there for others through you?