Well, precious family, our eyes are seeing the creation of a brand new day raised up by the power of the God of the Universe who loves each one of us uniquely and individually!!! Each one of us have a personal story of faith in Jesus just as Peter writes in the Bible:
“We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with Him on the sacred mountain.”
2 Peter 1:16-18 NIV
The personal witness of divine things in our individual lives is a powerful part of faith!!! We can all read our Father’s Word, but we each have powerful stories that bring encouragement to others in having faith!!! I want to encourage you to share your personal experiences with others, because they are inspiring just as the stories that we read about in the Bible of how Jesus took care of His saints then!!! What is a faith experience that you can share???
Several years ago, I was asked to drive a motorcycle from a campground where I was camping to another location because it would be easier than loading it into a truck and so I agreed to do so. I had ridden the motorcycle around the campground and felt comfortable with the idea, hence, I set out to make the trek. WOOOHOOO!!!
I traveled through all the city stops and traffic just fine and when I got outside the city, driving through the desert, I was doing fine – going up hills and down them, gaining speed as we left the city limits to a higher rate of speed suited for wide-open space travel. As my speed got up to around 40 mph, I came to a turn and as I turned the handlebars on the motorcycle as I had done before, it would not turn in the direction I wanted to go, but kept growing closer and closer to going off the edge of the road into the desert. YIKES!!! I kept trying to turn the bike to make the turn and I had resolved in my mind I was not going to be able to stop soon enough to keep me from going off the road. I screamed out JESUS!!! It was at that instant that I recalled being told that if you are ever going to go off the road, you want to endeavor to steer into it and not be tempted to hit it and try to overcorrect back onto the rode as you can roll. Therefore, I set my mind on turning the bike purposefully into the bar pit and at that very instant, the motorcycle turned away from the edge of the road and I was able to make the turn in the road just fine!!! GLORY BE TO JESUS!!! When I reached my destination, I told the story about what had just happened and I was told by an unbeliever “I thought you knew how to ride a motorcycle!!!” “Everybody knows that when you want to turn a motorcycle that you turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction you want to go.” “Really,” I said. “I did not know that,” I said, while thanking Jesus that He knew just what to do!!! JESUS – There is power in that name!!! Sooo thankful there is!!!
That is just one of my many stories of faith!!! He is always close to us as His kids!!! Keep close to Him who loves us and share your faith stories!!! God is REAL!!! Reflecting upon the power in the name of Jesus today with this song here.