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November 11th, 2006

Testimony sharing night

Yesterday was a complicated day, too.
First, it was my mom's birthday! Yay! Also the day when my brother - the comp sci major - had a computer crash. o.O Then, it was the day when people at the Washington University Bible Fellowship presented testimonies. That included me :D

It sounds like mom enjoyed a nice birthday dinner and celebration with my grandparents and my brother seems to have gotten his computer the part it needed, so everything worked out well^^ Also, testimony sharing was a wonderful experience!
Everyone had really great reflections and it was pretty fun. I was nervous for a bit, I will admit, but once I got up to the pulpit, I really enjoyed myself ^__^ I had about a hundred people's full attention and so I savored every word that I shared! It actually felt pretty natural - I guess I get it from my dad! It was a bit intimidating when, after the prayer, the whole building of people echoed: AMEN! o.O; But, yes, I would do it again if someone asked! I hope I was as exciting to listen to as I felt.

I want to summarize some of the key points the different speakers gave and then share mine.

-Sammy: Do not forget God and fall away from Him. It will only hurt you in the end! Where can true joy be found? Not in avoiding the source of joy.
-Esther: Learning the meaning of prayer. Is prayer really just a ritual Christians have to go through everyday? No - it is a time of forgiveness, guidance, & fellowship. [If someone thinks they need a magical way to meet God, they are mistaken.]
-Andy: [2 Samuel 6] Don't be ashamed to rejoice in the LORD. Learning to be confident and proud, not of yourself, but of God. Don't feel embarrassed to be excited about studying the Bible :p
-Adriana: Hope in that which is unseen, for the unseen things are eternal. If we focus totally on the shifting, turbulent waves of daily life, we will be so discouraged. So, take heart! There is hope and it is firm, unchanging, and freely available.
-Phil: Purpose. It is given in Genesis to Adam & Eve, also to Christians in the New Testament, and to each one individually. Isn't that feeling of "lack of purpose" one of the worst? [I admit I still am not sure whether I found mine yet^^;]
-Rocky: Living water. Leave behind those things from which you seek comfort, from which you gain joy. Find joy, comfort, and fullness in that which satisfies eternally.
-Chris: Let us be like Andrew and bring our few loaves and fish to God. He can use them to do great things. If you don't believe it, just look at the feeding of the 5,000.

-Megan (me): Let us be like Andrew, who came to Jesus and stayed with Jesus in John chapter one. Let's see Andrew's exampleCollapse )

And that was my day. :)

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