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Thursday, January 9

*This one thing I know ... People don't brag
on those they don't love!*
Keith Shealy

Know this, the devil's greatest fear is that Christians will uncover WHY their testimony has such destructive power over him!  Just what is the one little Bible verse that the devil and his hoards fear the most?  Our February TTM Teaching will reveal what scripture text that is, and how "rightly dividing" its three parts, will overcome the devil's strongholds whenever we apply it.

As for me and my house, we WILL BRAG ON GOD!!!

The Peanut "MUD" Festival in Suffolk, Virginia
Why were we called to be there?
We traveled to Suffolk, Virginia where Keith had been scheduled to do a concert at the annual Suffolk Peanut Festival.  If you are "nut" familiar with Suffolk, Virginia, it is the peanut promise land.  Though it was a secular event, Keith performed his original songs and preached his love for Jesus!
It is so cool seeing the looks on people's faces when they realize that his songs are full of loving and glorifying Jesus. The opportunity to minister to folks was such a joy. But there was one instance that stands above the others from that event. 
Brenda had the opportunity to meet a lady who had recently lost her husband to cancer. The doctors had told her and her husband that he would have about another year or so.  Instead, he died just months later!  It threw her into a wave of different emotional struggles- greatest of all, anger. 
After hearing Keith sing, she went up to the stage next to Brenda, picked up a copy of our "Between the lines" CD and began looking down the songs list on the back cover.  She pointed to song # 10, showing it to Brenda, and, looking intently at Brenda, with tears in her eyes, she asked, "Can Jesus really do this?"  The song title was "I'll Fix Your Broken Heart."
Hearing pain and sorrow in her voice, Brenda said, "Yes! He can!  He fixed mine, and He can, and will, fix yours as well!" Seeing that her little boy was heading away from the stage toward the outside of the tent, Brenda hugged her and handed her our phone number, and let her know she could call any time for a listening ear, prayer, or more about Jesus and how much He loves her.  It was one of those moments that God spoke, and He let us know ... "I sent you all the way out there, through the rain, mud, and mess, because I had a very special message of love to be delivered, especially for her."  We still have her on our prayer board and keep her in our prayers, whether we hear from her again, or not.

"Jesus says, "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that [sheep], than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish." (Matthew 18:11-14)

In continuing our discussion of telling our power-filled testimony, by which, strongholds are indeed being broken. Would you publicly share your testimony with us here and on our new Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/towardthemarkwisdompackedwednesdays ?

1 comment :

KeithAndBrenda said...

Keith and I have received some email comments from friends who had trouble posting here. As we try to figure out what might be happening, would you help us by letting us know if you've had similar problems? Even if just a thought about blogging, please share.

As a parting thought, TTM's Wisdom-Packed Wednesdays by Keith and the Toward The Mark team has kicked off for 2014 ... having fun learning the Gospel that Jesus Christ preached! With this week's "5 Secrets to a HAPPY LIFE" we hope you'll plug in and share it with your friends and connections on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/ towardthemarkwisdompackedwednesdays