I love Jesus! I love Him so much. I love how faithful He is to us even when we’re faithless. Even when we want to give up. Even when as children of God we fall short, there He is waiting to pick us back up. Waiting to forgive us and always willing and ready to bless us.
Friend, do you want to know why I choose to be transparent on this blog? I’m not perfect, I make mistakes just like everyone else. I struggle just like the next person. I believe there are believers out there struggling with the same things God has enabled me to overcome. So I choose to bare my soul to anyone willing to read in hopes of helping them to overcome and get through those trials. It’s okay to fall short as long as you don’t stay there. I choose to be honest about my Christian walk. For the first couple years as a believer, I thought something was wrong with me because I could not get it right. I thought my faith was not strong enough to get the breakthroughs I needed. But I learned Christianity is a lifestyle. You have to be consistent with your faith. You have to build a relationship with God in order to see progress. Christianity is also a journey between you and your Creator. This is the life you will live until the Lord is ready to call you home.
So you’re not always going to get it right. You’re going make mistakes. You will not always know everything. There will be good and bad times and your faith will be tested. But it’s a journey so you have to keep going forward. You have to keep trusting and believing God. In this journey of walking in faith with God, you’ll go through different seasons. Some will be mountaintop experiences. You’ll also find yourself in the valley at times but know that the God who is with you on top of the mountain is also with you in the valley. He said though you may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, have no fear, why? He promised to be with you. You will not remain there forever.
Which leads me to today’s testimony, I’m ecstatic to share the testimony of one of my readers. Last month I sent out a quick introduction of myself to those who are subscribed to my blog for weekly encouragement. I wanted to know how can I be of help to them and support them on this journey, a few reached out for prayers. I was delighted to pray and to join our faith together to believe God for a change in their lives. After all, this is what it’s all about right? The Bible says we should pray for one another. The Bible says in Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” My friend, what you are going through right now someone is relying on you to get through it so they can come out.
So below I’m sharing his request (I asked for permission to share it on the blog) and the prayer I prayed for him and what God did for him. We prayed on January 26th and he emailed me back on February 9th with his good news. I pray you will find encouragement through his testimony for your current situation.
I trust you’re doing Great. Thanks for your encouragement through your post and email. My name is Mr. Mella, I am 37 years old. I’m from Tanzania, the eastern part of Africa. My Country is known for best Nation parks and Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s Capital City Dodoma and Commercial City Dar Es Salaam. However, I am staying in Mwanza town, which is the northern part of the Country also known as the lake zone due to being surrounded by Lake Victoria. I am married to my wife Rachel and blessed with two children Davis 4 years and Delicia 2 years old. I have a Bachelor Degree in Law and Masters degree in Telecoms Law, I’m also an attorney of the High Court of Tanzania.
My wife is a teacher. I saw your blog as I was trying to find comfort in scriptures during difficult times (Trusting God during difficult times blog series). I was amazed to find exactly what I needed. I’m truly blessed by your good job. God is using you in a very special way to reach out to others. May God bless you abundantly. However, I need your prayers. I recently did a blunder or a mistake I can say in my current job, I knew where I went wrong. I confessed it all and decided to put all my fears to God, unfortunately, such a mistake amounts to being fired from the job. So I’m currently experiencing difficult times, I will lose my Job, however, I’m trusting God for another better job which has been my dream Job, working in a law firm. Can you pray for me? I would really appreciate.
Again thanks for your great job of keeping up with God for others. I have faith that God is going to uplift me to another level of faith.
Thank you for your introduction and I truly appreciate your kind words. I just want you to know God is a God of second chances. Don’t beat yourself too much about losing your job. I know you would prefer to be working right now. But I want you to believe God has something better for you. And even right now if you truly desire to stay with the company you are working for know God can fix it. I was working for a company in 2015 and they laid me off. I really liked working there and I prayed for a year for God to open the door for me to get back in and He did open the door for me. Last Monday I was promoted with an increase. God can do anything but fail. You just have to believe that He can.