Earlier this week Dr. Anderson sent out a call for God-stories, how God has brought you through this year, in other words a testimony. I didn’t send anything in, but I started to think about how God has been at work in my life in 2015.
When it comes to testimonies, we’re often focused on the BIG, life changing, and tragedy-overcoming stories. They humble us. They’re awe-inspiring. They clearly remind us of our dependency on God. They give us hope. I can testify to the many ways God has been there in what seemed like my darkest hour or used supernatural power throughout my life.
But, when I think about this year, I see the God of small things. I see the daily renewing of my mind to focus on what is good and true and right. I see the peace of resting in God’s direction and provision. I see the confidence in walking boldly along the path God has set before me. I see a circle of care from people who have my best interest at heart.
Because of how God has shown up in my 2015, I hope that I have been able to share mindfulness, peace, confidence, and care with those I come in contact with. That has been my goal: to give what I have received.
The other night I was talking to a girlfriend of mine, and we were remarking on how much growth we’ve seen in each other throughout our nearly decade long friendship. While there have been many struggles and triumphs throughout those years, the only reason I am where I am today is because of God’s persistence and that is a testimony worth sharing.