Wanted: Testimonials

Actively - PRACTICALLY - Pursue FREEDOM!

Proclaiming What God has done from the ROOFTOPS!

Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.

Psalm 66:16

Has God done a NEW THING in your life? Has he been teaching you something that He may want you to declare from the rooftops? πŸ™‚ Would posting it to the blog be an acceptable substitute for climbing on top of your house? πŸ™‚

I want to urge you to prayerfully consider if you have a story to share with us that might encourage this community.

Consider sharing your story like these people have:

Loved By God

Rachel

Carrie and Night Time Eating (Not from South Africa)

Carrie and Breaking Free from Dieting (not from South Africa)

Christina

Carrie from South Africa

Each one of these stories is a precious tale of God intimately connecting and rescuing, loving and working in each one to respond to his overtures. There is nothing prideful in any of them. Instead, God gets all glory!

You might have a story of freedom from obsessive exercising, bingeing and purging. Or a story of releasing 20 pounds on your way to releasing 200 more! It might be a story of how you are thinking differently—believing God for the first time in your life and embracing the hope and future he promises in Jeremiah 29:11.

Is your heart skipping a beat even as you read this?

Invite God to search your heart. If you are boasting in the Lord and what HE has done, please be encouraged to give Him glory! Make him known! So often people fear that they shouldn’t share how God has done a spiritual work, emotional work, AND a physical work in their lives–even though HE has. The world is certainly eager to share the “glories” about their diets. Our God does wonderful things in and through us and sometimes these are seen physically. So, yes, sharing how he has released weight from your body can be a good and godly thing to do. In fact, NOT sharing it might be something Β that denies His rightful due! Only you know. If we quote Philippians 1:6 so frequently—that God is going to complete that which he has begun—it stands to reason we will share about some of the stages along the way where he has brought us.

What About You?

Will you shoot me an email (heidi bylsma at gmail dot com – no spaces) and let me know that you would like to share your story? I There are a number of people God has been melting weight off of, who prefer not to talk about it. I know that we want to be sure we are not walking in pride…and that is a good thing to be cautious of. But rather than just assuming it means you shouldn’t share, consider that it might motivate and inspire someone to believe God for the healing he wants to do in them. Maybe instead of being prideful by sharing, it will inspire someone else to believe him. πŸ™‚

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2 Responses to Wanted: Testimonials

  1. N November 6, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    I don’t really feel I’m at a place where I’m able to share, because I’ve been struggling and playing around with 0-5, and recently gained back some of the weight I had released. However, I’m recomitting, and I just wanted to share how inspiring these testimonies are. One day, I hope to have an inspiring story to share as well. Thank you all for sharing about your personal journeys.

    • Heidi Bylsma November 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

      Sometimes, just getting back on the horse is inspiring enough! πŸ™‚

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