Monday, August 23, 2010

A Very Moving Testimony Shared Today/How to be a Winner on Wednesday!!

Hi Everyone~

Did you make an opportunity to share some of the Scripture from that useful tool with some people this week?!  Believers and Non-Believers, too!?  We all need to hear the Word of God! Amen?  Amen! Will you make it a point to share with one Believer and one Non-Believer at least one Scripture this week?  Let me know in the comment section, OK?  Challenge yourself!  You can do it!

Today please find:

  • Rebekka (or Becky's) Testimony
  • Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 73:24 and Matthew 7:7-8
  • This Wednesday's Winners

I am so grateful that the very talented, Lord Loving, Blogger who shares all of her experiences about her life with Him, has given me permission to share her Testimony with you!  Rebekka, or Becky, as some know her, is an amazing artist, no matter what she makes, you can see her love of the Lord in her work.

On her blog, A Diamond in the Rough, Rebekka shares about her life since she has come to know Jesus the Christ. She touches people's hearts for the Lord--Every post!  Her art is wonderful. Stunning even.  She would be displeased if she knew I was telling you that she repeatedly wins awards. (I am allowed to give her a bit of extra love today, am I not?)  I am especially happy to see that one of my favorite stamp making companies of all time,  Our Daily Bread Designs has given Rebekka the Shining the Light Award several times!  Becky is a Stampin' Sister in Christ also, and she loves it!  They had an incredibly moving blog-hop this week, each choosing their favorite Scripture and telling why they chose that one to highlight and use on their cards or other item.  It was amazing!  If you missed it...please go to Stampin' Sisters in Christ and find it. I have been so blessed!  I feel as if I opened up and I've been crying all week---such a cleansing wonderful way....I don't want any of you to miss it!  Please take a couple of hours, and really absorb what each of these wonderful women have to say...and of course what His Word says!

Here is Rebekka's Testimony as she gave it to me when we had been emailing perhaps twice.  She is answering an email from me. It seems I tend to ask a lot of questions!!! lol

"Well aren't you the long winded child .. My salvation came through great fire. I was born in Germany abandoned at the age of 3, adopted by a military family that brought me to USA when I was 5.  My life was a life of physical and sexual abuse. I testify in churches the power of the saving grace of God.

To make a long story short, at the age of 18, after being on my own since 14, I got a gun and was going to commit suicide. And a voice spoke to me "seek help" and I asked where? the voice said to go to this church, and when I went I took that gun with me just in case there was no one there to help me, when I went in the church I cried out "some body help me" 3 times I cried out on top of my lungs, but no one came. I pulled out the gun and said this is the story of my life, no one loves me, no one cares, and as I put the gun to my head to shoot that voice said "Fall on your knees and cry out to God" I had done and tried everything else, why not, so I fell on my knees and cried out "God, if you are really there show your self to me" and a power hit me so hard, the power of love, liquid love cleansing me, filling me with His love and wisdom of my life why I had to suffer so much.

I have not been right since, that was almost 40 years ago, and my relationship with the Father is as it was when I first got saved. I still study the word of God daily, I even took up Hebrew some years ago and studied under Rabbi Shapiro at the Toro Synagogue in Newport, RI. Nothing heavy, but Jesus was a Jew and I wanted to have better understanding of my Jewish roots.

It gives me joy when I speak of my past, because it shows the greatness of God, it show His abundance in love and MERCY, it shows what He can do with the chief of sinners. I get excited when I speak, because I know there is nothing impossible with God through His Son Jesus Christ."

God Bless you!

WOW!  Isn't that so moving?  And true! Rebekka, thank you so much for sharing this story with everyone.  You are touching so many hearts today! Don't forget, this is YOUR blog, too.  Michele and now Rebekka have shared their stories.  Will you please consider sharing your Favorite Scripture and Why?  Or perhaps you'd rather share your Testimony? Each one is matter what the details.  They are not all as dramatic as Becky's is! OR, maybe there was a time when you followed His Guidance or felt His presence...would share about that?  Just email me the details...and I will follow-up with you before it is shared, to make sure that everything was clear...and just as you want it. If you want to do something else, like write a poem...just share it with me.  As long as it depicts the love and grace and faithfulness of Jesus the Christ.  It will be shared!

 And, if you want to be anonymous for some reason...that will happen!   Or you can do just the opposite...share in honor of your Special Day that you came to know Jesus, or some one's birthday or anniversary.  Just please make sure you have permission to share their name and event!   Please continue to share this blog with your friends and family...YOUR blog is growing!

So, what Scriptures can we apply to this Testimony?  How about...

"Fear not, for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God."  Isaiah 41:10

"You wisely and tenderly lead me, and then you bless me."  Psalm 73:24

And, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."  Matthew 7:7-8

Please remember to stop by on Wednesday!  The winner of the beautiful
"Card of the Week" will be well as the winner of the very
1st He IS Able ChallengeLots of winners on Wednesday! (hint! hint!)

Please be sure to leave a comment.  You could let me know if you plan on telling at least one Scripture to one Believer and one non-Believer, if you want.  Tell me anything...just get yourself eligible to win a fabulous card! Trust me on this! (All comments must be posted by 8pm on Tuesday night to be eligible!) Wednesday will be a big day!

I pray that you each have a blessed week, where you have the confidence to share the Great News with someone else.  If you haven't already, please sign up as a blog Follower.  Thanks so much!  I love sharing Testimonies with you!

He IS Able,
Traci S.


  1. Thank you Traci for sharing a part of my life's story. May God continue to bless you and keep you. :)

  2. I am inspired by Becky's blog and her love of the Lord shines through in each and every post.

  3. Thank you for sharing Rebekka's awesome testimony to God's amazing grace.

  4. I SO needed to see this post today. I'm thankful for you, Traci, and for what you are doing. Thank you for your post and for posting Becky's testimony. I needed a refreshing in my spirit today, and this post helped to give me the release that I needed to move forward. I cannot say thank you enough....You don't realize what you have done for me today. May God bless you continually. I pray that you have thousands of followers on your blog! ~~Love in Christ...Sharanda :o)

  5. WOOOOOOOOOW! What a fab testimony:) So wonderful getting to know other believers! And HOOOOOOOOOORAY for a successful #1 challenge!!

  6. Becky- I am so happy for you that God changed your life and continue to show others the way!

  7. Wow Traci, what a beautiful inspiration your blog is. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and stories with us as well as the gorgeous cards.

    I have been a follower of Bekky's blog for the last few months and had never known her life story. I just know that she had suffered and found God. She is very passionate about her beliefs and I so look forward to reading Bekky's blog as she always has a story to share along with her scripture which I find so refreshing and always manages to pick up my day.

  8. Oh Rebekka, I'm so glad God was there for you and you listened. We are so blessed by your creativity and your willingness to share your faith and His love with all of us. Thank you.

  9. Rebekka thank you for sharing, You testimony has really touched my heart, it's been a blessing to see where God has lead you. I've been pretty down lately and I've been real encouraged through what has been written and the blog hop this past weekend really lifted my spirits. Thanks for all the encouragement Traci!!

    Hugs and Blessings,

  10. Becky thank you for sharing part of your life story! You bless me every day and I'm so honored to be DT sisters on Stampin Sisters in Christ! Your story will move many I know!!!


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