There is a scripture that says we overcome by the word of our testimony. When it comes to being successful, when it comes to victory, one of the greatest ways to secure this is to tell it not only for the encouragement of others, but to remind yourself when you begin to face other trials.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…”
Success and victory go hand and hand. Both are a mark of triumphing over an obstacle or challenge, or in the case of this scripture the enemy of our very lives and souls, satan.
Here is my testimony that I share as a seed of faith for you. This year, 2015 has been laden with change; change in calling, change in career path, change in vision, change in relationships. Every change has brought me to a new level of faith and deeper love for Yeshua Jesus.
He has always been sweet and perfect, kind and faithful, but it is as I overcome and begin to trust His character more that I am able to see and relate to Him in this sweetness.
One of my biggest struggles is in dealing with provision. I have never really lacked for anything BUT I had trained myself to work for everything, leaving very little room for God to show Himself faithful in providing for me. Even though I am confident of His love for me, I have struggled with the question of will He meet my daily needs.
I have grown much in this area.
Matthew 6:24-30 Yeshua Jesus Here expresses His great love for us, instructing us not to worry about our daily needs but to seek first His Kingdom and its righteousness and all our daily needs will be met. He knows we have need of them, but it takes faith in Him, faith in His character to allow Him to prove Himself here.
So in light of my changes this year, I have started a new business venture. This week I had been going around gather the necessary items and tools I needed for certain product production. Before I began I heard Him say, “You’ll have everything you need.”
Hearing is one thing, believing and putting your faith in what you have heard is another. I decided to put my faith in what I heard and did not question Him.
Psalm 37:4-5 Also delight yourself in the LORD, and HE will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD. Trust also in Him…”
Long story short, in the process of my production, I reached for my trusty bottle of varnish only to find that it had dried to a lump. This is not good being that the holidays are right around the corner and I have very limited time. Instead of accusing the Savior, I testified with MY WORDS, reminding myself through faith what HE had said, that I would have everything that I needed.
Later that day, cleaning up for the day of work and organizing some of my other tools, I came across a can of spray varnish that I had only used once!
I immediately did a happy dance, not because of the can, but because my faith had increased and I had abided in the faithfulness of His Word and received the fruit of faith!
I have learned to trust Him more. I was victorious in my trial. I gained success! And the greatest success is found in walking with Him!
This is my testimony for today. A simple one but a GREAT one in my opinion. I hope it has blessed you!
~Poiema, Poetry in Motion