GratefulPosted on September 3rd, 2015.
When I gave my life to Christ on January 14th of 1996 I never saw myself being “me”. The last 19 1/2 years have been the most beautiful, ugly, fruitful, unfruitful, terrific, and terrible years of my life.
I hope the last sentence doesn’t bother you too much. I’m not contradicting myself. All of the beautiful, fruitful, and terrific stuff can be gloriously attributed to God, and all of the ugly, unfruitful, and terrible stuff can be solely credited to me.
Everything I have messed up God has made up, and I find myself with such a grateful heart when I think about the grace I have been given by Him.
In 10 days my family and friends step in to a new season with me as we celebrate the public launch of Embassy City Church in Irving, TX. God loves to take the ugly, unfruitful, and terrible things in our lives and place His beautiful, fruitful, and terrific love on top of them. Testimonies are nothing more than God’s “before and after pictures” in word form.
So I encourage you to testify of His goodness and be grateful for all He has done!