Did you know that you qualify as a witness? Yep, that’s right, a witness to what He has done for you, not what you have done!
“To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood and has made us kings and priests” – witnesses –to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.” (Rev. 1:5)
Thanks for joining me for Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United.
As a court reporter, I have reported many types of witnesses, for example, hostile witnesses which are those who are angry at being called to testify about what they’ve seen, heard or experienced. There are third-party witnesses, those who say he said/she said, in other words, gossipers or unrelated parties.
There are those, what I call, unprepared witnesses, those whose answers are 90% of the time “I don’t remember or “I don’t recall,” or “I don’t know. Then there are expert witnesses, those called because of their expertise in the subject that the attorneys are there to fight about. But the most common witness is the percipient witness, or an eyewitness. This is a witness who testifies about what he/she actually has seen, perceived with their own senses.
As I was reading John’s first letter to the churches and to all of us, this thought hit me: if we all qualify as witnesses for Christ, what kind of witness are we?
Are we the hostile witness, angry at or with God because of a tragedy and our need to understand everything?
Do we tend to slip down the slippery slope of gossip in the name of “prayer,” acting as a witness to someone’s misfortune or bad choice, or talking about our own mountains, making them bigger and bigger instead of looking to our Mountain Mover?
Are we so focused on others that we are a third-party to our own walk and relationship with God? Or are we the type of witness who forgets all He has done for us, allowing our troubles to outweigh His triumphs in our lives, forgetting our attitude of gratitude?
Or are you an expert witness, one who professes their faith and lives it and is paid by His provision, protection and promises, and guided by His principles?
Oh, how I want to leave a legacy that says she lived what she believed and she was so in love with Jesus that many considered her an expert in her faith, walking by His grace.
The roar of the waves
The white crystal sand
The warmth of Your touch
Your slow, steady hand
You lead me
You guide me
To this place where no one can find me
Becoming this person I’ve always been trying to be
The sea waves, they roll away
As the fog, it dissipates
And I sit & I pray
For this beautiful moment to forever stay
A heart filled with a love that can only be His
We perpetually seek out moments like this
When all we have to do is look within
Yet we are still building sand castles to fulfill our mortal wish
and when the tide rolls in it’s gone, amiss
Breathe in the salty air
Feel the sun rays beam in your hair
Search no longer, sweet daughter
This happiness you seek, is found in your one true Father
He brought into this world
Not to feel such remorse
But to be as strong as the boulders
Breaking the ocean’s tidal waves as they roll her
Giving you strength each day
His love will always pave the way
Welcome to Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Faith-filled Fridays with Trench Classes United. Come on in for some words from His heart to yours, written by Debra Dolce.
My blessed child, this is My command: be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go. If you are feeling lonely, spend time with Me, for My joy is your strength. Beloved, everything, I say everything you need is wrapped up in Me. If you can think of what could be wrong, I can tell you how to make it right. Everything through Me can be made right, no matter what a doctor says, no matter what your parents, even your grandparents said. I came so you would have life, abundant life, not a miserable existence, but a good life. I desire that you are happy, that you laugh more, that you smile more, that when others look at you, they see a radiance that says I am your Abba Daddy and that you are at peace, that you are confident that I am always with you and that your name is written on the palm of My hand.