Monday, June 20, 2011

If Only One...

If only one woman hears my story and takes getting a mammogram seriously, it is all worth it.

If only one person hears my story and listens to what the Lord is telling them, it is all worth it.

If only one person hears my story and obeys the Lord, it is all worth it.

If only woman hears my story and realizes that her worth in the Lord is not her physical beauty but that of a gentle and quiet spirit, it is all worth it.

If only one person hears my story and realizes they are a sinner in need of a Savior and understands that is Jesus and accepts Him as his own, then it is all worth it.

It has been such a blessing to hear friends tell me that they have shared my testimony with other people.  I have prayed that God would use this for His glory.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.   Romans 8:28-30

God has worked everything together for good...maybe not what I would have picked.  But He chose cancer to conform me more to the image of Jesus.  He has refined me and called me trust in His goodness even when everything looks bad.

Oh how I pray that for others.

I do NOT wish cancer on anybody, but I do pray that the Lord breaks each of us and humbles us to become dependent solely on Him.

I got to share my testimony with my church back in December after having a car accident and the Lord immedately provided me with a free vehicle. I then got to share my testimony again a couple of weeks ago on the importance of obeying the Lord.

A sweet girl came up to me and said how much she loves to hear me give my testimonies and to keep giving them.  My first thought was uh, no...a car accident...cancer...I would really rather not give any more testimonies any time soon, thank you!

But as I thought about it more, I realized what a priviledge it is to be used by God. 

He chose me.

He used me.

It is all worth it.

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