Greetings, readers! A few days ago a friend, fearing I may have missed an opportunity, informed me that our major newspaper, the Charleston Post and Courier, was seeking brief testimony pieces on the power of prayer. She was sure I’d be interested and felt it was a good fit for me, but when she informed me that the piece could be no longer than 75 words, I immediately decided the topic could NOT be handled so briefly. As the conversation ended she was quick to urge me to do this and added “you have until midnight to get your piece in their hands!” That did NOT change my response.
Within an hour, my response did indeed change because the Lord loudly and clearly wanted me to do this. So, I quickly surrendered the task entirely to His enabling and He supplied. I felt His power through me typing the testimony and didn’t really even reread the piece but to make certain the length fit the requirements. Not surprisingly, what He led me to write was exactly 75 words in length and I’m happy to share the fact that it was among those testimonies published by our large regional paper. This is, I am pleased to share, my second byline with the Post and Courier! I had honestly forgotten all about this and so when I got to church today and slipped over to the kitchen for coffee with friends after services, I was surprised to hear someone say “I saw you in the paper again!” The day had gotten off to a rocky start and once again the Lord blessed it!
We are to tithe our time, talent, and treasure to Him. This often feels at the very least difficult and sometimes impossible to accomplish, but I am living testimony that when He directs, He enables us, uses us, and blesses not only us but others through us! To Him be the glory, honor, and praise! To check out the section on the Power of prayer and to read the testimonies it includes, click here and be encouraged!