My last blog post was in February. That is a long time ago, especially for somebody who loves to talk and write! I haven't neglected by blog because I have been lazy or too busy. I haven't written because the Lord had given me specific instruction to be silent.
I have struggled.
I have fought.
I have cried.
I have wanted to write, but these past months have been about growth. They have been about development and about God building a story in me that at the proper time I would be able to share. I have learned a new discipline in my life. The discipline of sitting and listening and learning from the Lord. I have learned that in order to be a good writer and speaker, I have to be a good listener. I have learned that obedience begins with a willingness to listen. I have learned to become a better listener to my husband, my children, my friends and most importantly, my Lord.
As I have listened, I have changed. My time of listening is not over, but my silence is!
Not too long ago, I studied a passage in Revelation 12:11:
"They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and the by the word of their testimony."
Listening has brought about a new kind of Spiritual Warfare for our family. When I read this, I knew it was time to share my testimony about God's goodness, mercy, redemption and grace. The enemy is waging war and he works very hard at being loud and distracting when we are trying to be silent.
I want victory. Our testimony brings victory! When we share what God has done in our lives the enemy flees. Satan can't compete with victory in Jesus!
There IS a time for everything, but time is short. How are you spending your time? Be wise with it!
"Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you."
I challenge you to share your testimony with someone today-it may be just what they need to overcome the enemy in their life!