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  • Writer's pictureBarbie Durham

Your Testimony Exalts God

Updated: Jan 22

Your story, which is your testimony, is a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. 2 Corinthians 3: 3 says that “Christ himself wrote it not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit, not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives – and we publish it.” When we walk with the Lord our steps are being documented in heaven and one day, we will sit down next to our Heavenly Father and watch that reel with Him by our side.

For now, it’s important to tell our story of God’s intervention in our lives because ultimately it honors Him and He told us to do it.

Revelation 10:12 says, “We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony.”

What are we overcoming?

We are shedding the stronghold of shame, guilt, fear, and pain of having gone through some tremendous traumatic events and telling how God stepped in and worked it out for our good.

Our stories give others hope that they too can trust God.

What if your story doesn’t include any traumatic events or addictions? Yours is just a simple solid upbringing with absolutely loving parents and you went on to marry and build a solid family of your own.

Please tell your story.

Our broken and hurting world needs to hear your story of solidarity. Tell us what you did right and how that produced right results.

All the while, pointing every heart that is listening to you to the heart of the Father.

“Barbie in Real Life,” is my story. I wrote it to honor God and to be obedient to him to tell the many ways He intervened in my life.

I have been trained to trust the Lord through my suffering.

I wanted to encourage you, that the first step in telling your story is to embrace it. All of it. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

It took me most of my life to tell the story of my father. God asked me to include that story in my book. It took a lot of surrendering, but He won and that story is written with His help.

It brought tremendous healing to me even after 50 years of its silence.

May 2024 be the year you embrace your story and your unique gifting in how you want to tell it.

Some will blog, some will write a book, some will write a song, some will share in a group and others will share one on one when the Lord leads them to do that.

Each time you tell your story, you are exalting God and you are overcoming any hold it had on you.

Your circle of influence is waiting to hear your voice.

I believe in you.

Love, Barbie

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Jan 21

Truth! Such a valuable and needed reminder of what we are called to do and how we can make a difference in the world!

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