Proclaim His Glory
In December 2016, I wanted to digitize my devotional journals to make it easier for me to search and read previous entries, and be reminded of lessons the Lord has taught me. As I typed my notes on the computer, the Lord impressed on me to write it on a blog.
“No way! I don’t want to publicize my personal life.”
I knew it would take more than just my salvation testimony to maintain a spiritual journey blog. I would have to regularly share the deepest thoughts of my heart, expose my sins, and be vulnerable before people I don’t even know.
But God’s prompting was persistent and became more prominent as weeks passed. I prayed and pondered about it.
There’s an incredible and controversial story I had been sharing to my family and friends. A story that would serve as one of the many testimonies about God’s amazing work, which would prove to those who will believe that God is indeed real and not just a figment of imagination, that He speaks through His Word, and His Word is true.
Once everything is revealed, I had plans of telling that story through a short film with the same audience in mind. But what God wants me to do tells me my plans and thoughts were too small and limited for a great and infinite God. I never thought God is doing something this big, this extensive — reaching everyone who has internet access.
I asked the Lord to make His leading clear by affirming me through the Bible. Aware that when He does, He will compel me to obey; I decided to prepare for it.
I created a free blog and wrote posts but didn’t publish them. I waited for God’s affirmation. Otherwise, I thought of keeping my writings to myself.
In February of 2017, I found myself crying out to the Lord, “Father, please allow me to speak. I have to speak. I want to speak of Your glory; I can’t contain it anymore!”
It was time to publish my drafts. Thus, Uncontainable Musings was created.
It’s funny for me to think about it now. There I was crying and begging the Lord to allow me to write when I refused it in the first place.
Through God’s grace, He took away my apprehensions and allowed me to tell of His glory through my life story. This is one of the many instances the Lord changed my heart to desire what He desires.
Declare It to the Nations
I realized I had been waiting for the Lord to affirm me from the Bible forgetting He had already made His instruction clear. Before Jesus was taken up to heaven, He said to the apostles:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
This command is not only for the apostles but for everyone who believes in Jesus. He commissioned us to proclaim the Gospel and to testify about everything the Lord has done for us. This reveals God’s heart who desires all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. If you would like to know more about this command, you can read or listen to this 2-part sermon at Grace to You: The Making Disciples of All Nations.
As I followed God’s leading, He continued to affirm me many times through His Word, one of which was when He spoke through Psalm 107:2 — “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” God also used this verse to provide the tagline: Proclaiming God’s glory through life story.
How about you? What’s your story? I’d love to hear from you. 😊
Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies. (Psalm 107:2)Tweet
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