Apologia Studios are doing absolutely amazing work at the abortion mills, and their videos on sharing the Gospel with the lost in various cults are extremely helpful. I’ve been so blessed by Jeff Durbin, his radio program and the other videos they upload, but this one in particular. As far as testimonies go, this is very raw and honest. Have tissues handy, they’ll be needed!
The body of Christ feels the loss of this brother! What a beautiful testimony, beloved. I pray it blesses you as much as it blessed me. As always, dear ones, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
We need a birthday song for the day we were born again, brethren! For now, I’m going to use Amazing Grace to celebrate. What am I celebrating today, you ask? My third second birthday! Everyone else in America is baking, grilling, and popping fireworks to celebrate our freedom. Today I celebrate the freedom from sin and death I received three years ago today! What love is this, that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us? Absolutely amazing grace, oh how sweet the sound!
To celebrate freedom, as is her custom, my very own Naomi is flying up tomorrow afternoon. Yes, that’s right, by mother-in-law is coming to stay for a full two weeks! The best part is the fellowship, the second best part is practicing hospitality, the third is that she is an UNBELIEVABLE cook. Kk and her Meme have a very special relationship, I think partly because I worked the for a year and a half after she was born and Meme retired just to be able to stay home with her. The two of them FaceTime everyday, sometimes multiple times! So, while my husband and I are overjoyed to welcome her into our house, no one is more joyful than our little Kk. It’s also wonderful to have company when celebrating the grace of God that saved a wretch like me, a little before midnight in a hotel room in Bismarck, ND.
If you’ve never read my testimony you can find it here. For all my American readers, I pray you’re all enjoying your Independence Day. For everyone outside of the USA, I pray you are blessed by the Lord today. If any have a testimony they want to share, I’m always so edified by them, please feel free to leave them in the comments. As always, dear friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
Beloved, today I have a testimony to share with you that is so encouraging. After a long, difficult week, Luke’s reminder of the blessings which come from our trials was needed and edifying to me. I pray it will bless you as much as it blessed me. It’s always a joy to hear God receive glory for the miraculous work of salvation! As always, dear friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
Puritan testimony are impossible, brethren, just impossible. You can, and I have, search for hours without finding more than a hint on how these men were converted. David Brainerd is the only one I’ve found clearly detailed, almost painfully so. While I was searching for Isaac Watts testimony, however, I stumbled on this testimony instead.
“In 1830, James Delaney, a British artilleryman in India, first heard a Protestant prayer at the execution of a soldier for murder. Delaney’s command was stationed in Maulmain, where he heard Eugenio Kincaid preach, and ‘When I survey the Wondrous Cross’ was sung. In his hard life Delaney had seemed insensible to religious influence, but the song so deeply laid hold upon him that the course of his life was changed; his conversion was complete, and a few weeks after he was baptized in the Salwin river. Four years after he emigrated to the United States, and in 1844 settled in Wisconsin where he became a Baptist missionary, with fruits of his labors no less remarkable than his conversion. He died at Whitewater, Wis., in 1896, aged 93.”
Delaney’s testimony struck me at once, because the instrument God used in his conversion was a hymn. It never fails, each testimony I hear or read about is unique. This great God we serve not only condescended to enter His creation, where He died for our sins, rose again for our justification, but also rescues us from the wrath to come while we are yet sinners! No wonder men have written about His amazing grace! We are saved, dear ones, by the grace of God alone through faith in Christ alone. The only difference is the means by which God sends us to our knees, humbled and repentant. In this mans case, hard hearted though he was, a beautiful hymn pierced his conscience and caused him to bow his knee to the only way and truth and life, Jesus Christ. I pray this testimony is a blessing to you all, my beloved brethren. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourself approved.
Beloved brethren today I want to share a testimony that was just a tremendous blessing to me. A while back our brother in Christ, Tom, reviewed Catholic Concerns, a book written by an ex nun. At the beginning Mary Ann gives her testimony, which I read with such joy in my heart I dropped everything and read it to my husband. Isn’t it truly a miraculous thing when God takes a person dead in their sins and gives them new life? All eternity will fail to be enough time to give God all the praise and honor and glory He alone is worthy of!
The book is a free PDF, in which you find Mary Ann’s testimony on pages 8-11. The beautiful part of her story is that her parents and her brother and his wife were also saved! Her testimony starts with her falling in love with a young Catholic boy, who was so devout it challenged her to look into religion herself. Eventually she decided to become a nun, however in Gods providence that didn’t work out. Her parents were born again, and as she lived with them after leaving the convent she began going to church with them. She also continued going to mass, a Sunday feet which she called doing the ‘splits’. That went on for years, until God saved her by faith in Christ alone.
Most, if not all of us have unbelieving loved ones that we’re praying for. Mary Ann’s parents were saved first, before their children. That must have been difficult for them, and all the more joyful when they joined their parents! I pray this testimony is a blessing to all of you who are praying night and day for your children, parents, spouses, friends and distant families. If there is anyone you would like me to join you in praying for, please let me know. As always, dear friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
This testimony is a lot different than the usual Wednesday Testimony. The one thing that stands out the most to me when listening to or reading through how God has saved someone with His amazing grace is that no two are exactly alike. Sye is, without a doubt, the street preacher with the most epic name of all, but what’s more impressive is the name to which he has bowed his knee. The only name by which mankind can be saved, Jesus Christ. He is the only way, truth, and life. If you don’t have assurance today, dear friend, of where you’ll go when you die please feel free to ask any questions you might have. We will all die one day, we’ve all sinned against an infinite God, we will all face Him on judgement day. Repent of your sins, cry out to God for forgiveness, and put your faith in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation.
Beloved, I pray this testimony is a blessing to you all. In particular, I pray this testimony blesses those who did not come to faith in a radical way like others of us. The straight and narrow is the path, the Celestial City is the goal! As always, brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.