A lot happens in my world on Sundays, and I usually don’t sit down and evaluate it all until Monday. But the problem with that is that I tend to only recall the things that didn’t go well and need to be changed. I see and hear powerful stories on Sundays–stories of celebration and life-change. So I’m starting the tradition of Sunday Celebrations so that I can record to things God is doing each week in our services at Fellowship Bible Church.
Today’s celebration was a powerful testimony from an awesome guy. We’ve been talking about the how to’s of sharing a personal testimony with our 6th graders, and it’s been awesome to see them working through that. And as a part of those lessons, we had one of the mentors stand before the group and share his testimony.
A little background…this mentor is a very successful business leader. He has made a name for himself in several venues of business across our state, and he is looked up to as a leader in all of those fields. He manages thousands of employees and deals will millions of customers. I won’t speak for him, but I will say that I think he has a great life!
This highly successful man stands before 70+ 6th graders and says “I don’t know much else, but I do know that God is changing me.” It was such a powerful statement. He explained the feeling of brokenness and lostness that he could not escape. He talked about how he thought that God was something he could use when he wanted and then walk away from and still be okay. Even with the success and the name that he had built, he realized that he needed something more. Through a mentoring program in our church, he was discipled and loved on until he realized his need for Christ. He shared how that point in his life, when someone shared Christ with him, changed his eternity, and he told how our story can do the same for someone else.
I just stood in the back of the room watching the students and other adults. Their attention never left this man has he shared. It was a powerful moment to think that our story could lead someone to salvation through Jesus Christ. It was even cooler to think that that person might have the influence and ability to witness to literally millions of other people!
I don’t know if he’ll read this, but if he does…thank you for sharing your testimony. It is definitely worth celebrating!
What did God do in and around you today that you should be celebrating?