The Birthday Edition: Thanking God for 25 Years

Hi Everyone,

I just had to share my thanks post-birthday….

Thank you SO SO much for the birthday messages yesterday! I loathe self-deprecation with a passion, but I feel so humbled – I don’t think I am deserving of so many lovely words, but I wanted to offer a few of my own in an attempt to say thank you.

May God bless each and everyone one of you that has remembered me, whether through an actual and direct message, or those silently reading this and who remembered me in their mind.

Words cannot describe how much of a joy it is to be a part of a team, ministry, department, group and family. 

Ushering triggered a desire to do more for God, a passion to spend more time in prayer, and a yearning to understand more about His word.
And it was through Ushering, that God opened my eyes to the need evangelise.

All the reasons I had for why I could and would never witness – The Fear, The Self-ishness, The Ignorance – it all dissipated on that fateful day when I walked into my first meeting. The fear of rejection, fear of people, fear of persecution. Being too busy, too shy, too tired. Not knowing what to say, not knowing how to say it and not knowing who would listen.

I thank God that He has opened my eyes to the importance of sharing Jesus with others, that it is not the reserve of the select few, but that a girl with a high concentration of energy and enthusiasm can be used to bring the gospel of peace to a dying soul – whether in church, on the train, at work and in my own home.

At 25 years, I have been thinking about my legacy, and what God wants me to do for Him and His Kingdom, and my prayer for myself and for us is that I/we will remain teachable and true Bereans.

Open to correction and gracious when correcting. 

Patient to teach and humble when taught. 

I am learning that God’s love language is obedience, so I pray that God helps us to honour His word above our sacrifices. 

Because at the end of it all, it’s all about being rooted in Christ and getting more souls into His Kingdom. I pray that we will continue to edify each other in the things of God, and that He alone will be glorified in all we do. 

Lots of Love,

Stephanie

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