Friday, April 2, 2010

A Living Demonstration of God’s Power…

In 1 Corinthians 2, the Apostle Paul says that he did not come with excellence of speech or man’s wisdom, but in a “demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” I can’t think of any greater way to celebrate the resurrection power of Jesus Christ on this Good Friday and Easter weekend than to give you a practical example and demonstration of such in this modern day and time. I received this Facebook message just two days ago, and I knew I wanted to share it with you on today’s blog.
Dear Nancy,

You probably get so many letters like this, but I just want to tell you thank you so much for doing what God called you to do! I graduated from Mercy Monroe on Feb. 9th of this year. I am completely 100% free from anorexia. I wasn't supposed to live to see my 25th birthday but I have overcome the odds set against me. Jeremiah 29:11 is so my verse right now. All the things that were stolen from me, God is restoring for His glory. I was a dance instructor and choreographer and was fired from my job due to anorexia. Dance is my passion and when I lost my job, I felt like my life was over. I battled anorexia for 14 years and knew that I was dying, but help was no where to be found until I found out about Mercy. Now my life is so abundant. Thanks to our Heavenly Father, who has given me freedom and a purpose beyond anything I could ever imagine. Life is amazing! My church has asked me to do a lyrical dance for Easter Sunday to Revelation Song! I never thought that I would ever dance again and now God has given me the opportunity to dance for His glory! I am also giving my testimony next Thursday for a women’s event at my church. I am beyond excited to share where God has brought me. I was once consumed by darkness and now I am full of life and determined to let my light shine for Him! Nothing can ever separate me from His love....NOTHING!! Mercy never gave up on me. Thank you for being obedient to God! I can never express my thanks enough for what you and your staff have done for me. God bless you!


I hope that you will personally experience the power of Christ in a real and practical way being demonstrated in your own life! Have a great Easter weekend, and remember what it says in Romans 8:11, that the same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead dwells in those of us who have given our lives to Him. No matter what situation you face, He is MORE THAN ENOUGH!!!


DaBoot said...

I remember when Mandy first came to the home. I was to graduate soon and it broke my heart to see how much she struggled. At times I could not imagine how God would break through. This was SO exciting to read. Our God is so big and there is always hope in places that we dont see it. Yay God and I am excited for you Mandy!