Monday, 13 April 2015
Good morning everyone,
As you know on my Facebook page and on my twitter I am always encouraging everyone to share their testimony if they have one and Val emailed me hers and it was truly a blessing! Remember that in Revelation 12:11 it says that we overcome by the words of our testimony. I hope you are blessed as much as I was by it:
My name is Val Walton. I saw your tweet about sharing my testimony, so I thought I would share.
I was a runner. I would train hard for races. I was up at the crack of dawn, training and running all over Birmingham, AL, for the October 2011 Marine Corps Marathon that I would ultimately run with a dear friend. I also was disciplined in getting my miles in for my half-marathon training and making my long runs.
God used an injury and 1 Corinthians 9: 24-25 and Acts20:24 to show that I was like most runners devoted, disciplined and going hard after a crown through running that would not last and, before God, had no eternal value when I was not going just as hard or harder for the race that matters and has eternal value. My goal is to be like the apostle Paul to finish the race and task Jesus gave me to testify to the gospel of God's grace. I am now up early, sometimes at the crack of dawn, but I am now in God's Word to learn His ways, to know Him and to get my directions from Him for my day, my life. I am disciplined now to meet with The Lord at least twice a day, not to do daily runs. I now know I will have no physical bread before I get my daily spiritual Bread (Jesus). My interest in running has waned, but I am so excited that I am being prepared to make a short mission trip to share Christ’s love and the Gospel to orphans. I am in preparation to tell others about God's grace through Jesus crucified and resurrected. I can be successful in lots of things in the sight of man that have no real relevance other than to post on Facebook for likes and have the applause of fickle man. My reward is in heaven, not likes on Facebook. I realise now that it’s the eternal that matters, doing work to advance the Kingdom of God and to do the good work God ordained for me long ago! I am being transformed to be used for His glory, not mine.My soul sings to the Lord for removing the scales from my eyes! I am now in training for the Right race.
I am 48, about to turn 49 in October. I have never been married. It has not been easy to stay the course and trust while watching others appear to find love so easily, but I believe in my heart that I will get married to a true man of God. We will have a ministry to let people know that God's grace is indeed amazing.
May God continue to bless you Val as you work in ministry for the kingdom and wait on God and thanks again for sharing your testimony!
Sunday, 5 April 2015
I am so sorry I have been away for a while, but I am back by the grace of God. School got extremely hectic, but my thoughts and prayers were always with you! It's amazing how the page has received so much views and attention! Thanks for your support!
So as we know this is the month that we commemorate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! We think about the love that kept Him on the cross for you and me. So for the month of April I am asking that we pray for three things:
1) Patience so that we can wait on God's timing.
"But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience." Romans 8:25 (ESV)
2) The love of God. Christ died just for me and you because of love, let's pray to be His hands extended and show that love each and every day!
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 (KJV)
3) A spirit of gratefulness. There are so many people who are in need and may have lost so much and we have all that we need and are still complaining and not grateful to God for His many blessings! Our worse day is someones best day! Thank and Praise God for all He has done, is doing and is about to do.
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Remember that prayer is how we communicate with God, so let's continue to pray!
God bless you this blessed Easter Sunday! He is alive forever more!
Be blessed by "In Christ Alone" by Michael English
Monday, 10 November 2014
I know I have been gone for a while. School has been so hectic this semester, but I have still been praying for you all and I am so happy God has used me to touch so many people out there to keep them encouraged while they are in they waiting period!
This year has gone by so quickly....we are in November already and next month it will be Christmas time. For this month God has laid on my heart that we should pray for three things:
1) A hunger, thirst and desire for the things of God!
"" Psalms 42:1 (NIV)
2) To trust in Him fully, surrendering all to Him, withholding nothing!
"Trust in the with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
3) To increase our faith!
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
Let's continue to pray!
God bless you!