The testimony piece

Today I’d like to share part of my testimony with you, which – until this morning, I didn’t realize I had!  God doesn’t really work in mysterious ways, He reveals what we can handle!

The biggest source of healing in my life, has been emotional.  All of my broken pieces have been soldered back together; not at one time, but over a period of many years.  God has restored relationships and even healed memories.

The biggest eye opener for me; is that I left God behind, He never left.  NEVER.  He was always there, available to me if only I had asked.  But I didn’t ask.  Instead I let disappointment fuel my anger towards God.  Some might say that is blasphemy, but I believe more than anything, God wants our honesty, he desires a close relationship with me.  How can it be close if it’s superficial?  God has seen me at my absolute worst, not many of us have gotten that close to another human being.  “Warts and all” a description to sum up what God accepts from me.

Share your testimony, here or with another.  Let the story of your life be a ‘saving piece.’

A piece of humility

Humble pie some call it.  I’d venture to say we could all use a slice every now and then.

……humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these.
You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Are there any of you who are wise and understanding? You are to prove it by your good life, by your good deeds performed with humility and wisdom.

Heart Pieces

As part of my ‘regular’ life … I support and educate women about heart disease.  Friday, February 6th is a special day – set aside to recognize this mission.  If you are so inspired, please wear red on Friday!  It’s good for your spiritual heart!  Thanks for letting me share this special ‘piece’ with you!  ~Dawn

Pieces of Service

God calls us to serve one another; it is the greatest contribution we can make.  Serving others, shines the light of Jesus on those in our life; and particularly those we do not know.  Being kind, helpful, volunteering your time, abilities, money, gives an opening of conversation that we might not have ever had.  What does the bible say about service?

Jeremiah 9:24  If you feel you must brag, then have enough sense to brag about worshiping me, the Lord. What I like best is showing kindness, justice, and mercy to everyone on earth.

1 Peter 4:8-9  Most important of all, you must sincerely love each other, because love wipes away many sins.  Welcome people into your home and don’t grumble about it.

Leviticus 25:35 The Lord said: If any of your people become poor and unable to support themselves, you must help them, just as you are supposed to help foreigners who live among you.
Deuteronomy 15:8 Instead, be kind and lend them what they need.

Pieces of Attitude

An attitude to chase after what is good and right, is an expectation that God has for us.  I offer all that I have, up to you, Father – please teach me.

All of us who are spiritually mature should have this same attitude. But if some of you have a different attitude, God will make this clear to you.
Tell them not to speak evil of anyone, but to be peaceful and friendly, and always to show a gentle attitude toward everyone.
[ Suffering for Doing Right ] To conclude: you must all have the same attitude and the same feelings; love one another, and be kind and humble with one another.