Monday, November 24, 2008

... and wait I will

Tonight was such a good night. I felt more joy tonight then I can ever remember feeling. I got to hear some amazing testimonies tonight, and pray with some amazing women. I got to reflect on my life tonight, and really, truly, fully thank the Lord for what he's brought me through. Tonight was a night of celebration and thanks giving. I have a lot to be thankful for. At the Stirring tonight, we had some time to share testimonies. I wanted, so badly, to share mine with everybody. To grab that microphone and let everybody hear what it is EXACTLY that God's been doing in my life for the past two years. I wanted to, and I almost did... but He told me to wait. He told me to be still. To wait. So I did. It's funny to me because so many people know a sliver of my story, but very few know the whole thing. I remember a couple of times Nate asking me "What's your story? And if there was anything I ever wanted to share... anything going on in my life that I wanted to talk about on a Sunday night... My answer was always "I don't really have a story..."

Well, that's a lie!

I have a story. A seven year story. A seven year battle. I have a story.

But God's telling me to wait. And I will. A HUGE chapter of my story is finally finished, and I am ready to share, but not yet. When the time is right, I will know and my story will be heard.

So tonight, I got to thank God for ending this chapter of my life... for rescuing me. And tonight I got to see just how FREE I am from the bondage I was under. Just how FREE I am from the ties that used to be upon me. I got to see just how much joy I have now. God is so so good. I am so so thankful.


Sarah said...

this brought tears to my eyes...Emily I love so thankful for you..and am so thankful too that the Lord has healed you and freed you from so much! It brings me joy to see your joy:)

Meghan said...

Emily...You are on the top of my list of people I'm thankful for. Seriously, I love you and I'm so thankful you are a part of my life. Thank you for being so honest and for being willing to wait on the Lord. You have such an incredible story and it needs to be heard. Maybe you should write a book. Maybe we should have a Stirring book published with stories from our community. Dude, I just gave myself chills thinking about that.

Amelia said...

Emily I love you. I would love to hear your story someday. Everyone has a story, a story so important and uniquely theirs. I'm so glad God is working through your life and healing. It is so encouraging.

Jenna said...

Emily, I really am thankful for your story....I don't know it, but I know that it is a part of who you are today, and I am REALLY thankful for that. I love you!

I'm glad God has brought you into my life.

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