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 said to myself, “I don’t want to publicize my personal life.”
All apprehensions and excuses ran through my mind. It never occurred to me that the Lord would want me to share even the deepest thoughts of my heart with strangers; this was the most difficult for me.
But God’s prompting was persistent and it became more prominent as weeks passed. I prayed and pondered about it. 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’d keep 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. With that, 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 His 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.
I waited for the Lord to affirm me from the Bible forgetting He had 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)
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 during my Bible reading when He spoke through Psalm 107:2a “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.”
How about you? What’s your story? I would 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)
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