5 Important Things I’ve Learned – #4

“Say what you KNOW. Don’t worry about what you don’t know.”
Revelation 12:10-11 Ephesians 6:17

I don’t know everything, but I know something! And that something I know is my testimony.

Years ago, a church of approximately 2,000 members was launching their Sunday morning television broadcast, and asked me to come lead the entire service – sermon, music, and prayer at the end. I wholeheartedly accepted because I’d ministered at this church previously and had developed a relationship with the leadership, but as the date got closer I began doubting my own ability to pull it off. This was going to be a pretty big deal, and though I knew I was capable, I wasn’t confident. So, I went to the Lord and said, “Father, I just don’t think I’m the best choice for this task. There’s so much I don’t know; information I don’t have to share. I’m feeling really unqualified.” It was a Moses moment. But the Lord said, “Mary-Kathryn, just say what you know. Don’t worry about what you don’t know.” And He revealed to me at that moment that it was my testimony that qualified me; what I’d experienced and learned about Him. It was my testimony! NEVER underestimate the power of your testimony!

Look at what Revelation 12:10-11 says – “Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, ‘Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.’ And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.”

The Sunday morning came when I was to speak, sing and minister to that congregation and the thousands who would be watching by television. Not only did God give me a powerful message to share, but He’d given me all I needed to deliver what He had for His people that day. It was an amazing time of overcoming fear with faith. I took my fear of lack to the Lord and He showed me that what I already had (my testimony) was more than enough to qualify me, and accomplish the job He’d given me to do. Your testimony is more than enough. It qualifies you to minister to others. It’s what you know. It is your sword of the Spirit, and it will make you an over-comer every time. (Ephesians 6:17)

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