Well, I got through it! I gave my testimony last night at church. I was so nervous. I couldn't get my voice to stop shaking and my mouth even went dry, but I persevered and somehow made it through.
I wasn't sure exactly what I would say, after all if you've read my faith journey (all 9 long posts of it) then you know that I had to really shorten it. Pastor Scott even threatened me with 'the hook' if I went too long. Now, I didn't time myself, but it must have been somewhere close to the 5 minute mark because I wasn't dragged off the stage. I prayed about it a lot this week and I figure that I must have said what God wanted me to say... I'm not sure I even remember exactly what I did say. But it must have been OK because a bunch of people came up to me afterwards and said that they enjoyed hearing it. God is good. Who would have ever thought that anything I ever did would bring glory to God?!
Many others shared their testimonies too (some from The Summit and some from Copper Hills) and I never get tired of hearing how God works in the lives of His children. We even got to hear from Pastor Brad and he told a wonderful story of how his summer sabbatical has given him refreshment of his spirit and how he has learned and grown even closer to God.
I would have to say, though, that my favorite part of the night was meeting my brothers and sisters from Copper Hills and realizing that as Christians, no matter where we go we are part of one great and wondrous family. The family of the Living God!
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! - 1 John 3:1