This sweet Texan is simply that: sweet. She has a heart for teens and women, writing to encourage their faith walk. We met on Compel Training, both writers at the beginning of a journey. I must say, Kristine’s writing has emerged this past year right before my eyes. It’s good. Dig in and enjoy today’s testimony from Kristine Brown.
Miracle Moments of My Everyday
by Kristine Brown (guest post)
I don’t have a story.
At least, that’s what I told myself. I wanted to write, but there was one minor problem. Nothing much newsworthy ever happened in my life, just more of what most would call mundane.
I hadn’t scaled any mountaintops or swam across any vast seas.
I’d never battled an illness and conquered it with overwhelming victory.
I hadn’t lived through unexpected disaster.
I’d never faced a life-threatening situation and survived.
No, I didn’t have any remarkable stories of overcoming obstacles. Not that I would want anyone to have to go through such situations, but I’d met some amazing women who had. Those were the women who should be telling their stories, not me. Those were the women whose lives would inspire others. So why bother writing things down when my circumstances seem uneventful at best?
This thought left me feeling as if I had nothing to share, no words to offer that would benefit anyone. And the more women I met with extraordinary life stories, the more this thought grew. As it gained momentum, it threatened to overshadow the spark I felt inside.
Tell your story. I kept hearing that simple phrase over and over. But this innocent directive brought about self-doubt I didn’t even know existed. I knew I wanted to be a writer. I knew God placed a dream in my heart. But I didn’t have a big “God-moment” to talk about – something that would motivate others to love Him more deeply and follow Him more closely.
So I did the only thing I knew to do. I began writing down the simple things. The almost unnoticeable moments in my life when God showed Himself to me. Because that’s the way God works so often – in answers to the smallest prayers and peace through the daily trials…
...God works so often – in answers to the smallest prayers and peace through the daily trials… ~Kristine Brown Click To Tweet
In an ovarian cyst which turned out to be benign.
In the birth of a healthy baby boy after six years of waiting.
In restored family relationships.
In comfort after the death of a loved one.
In a new job after nine months of unemployment.
In someone who says, “Your words were exactly what I needed today. Thank you.”
In the right verse that touches you at just the right time. Yes, I discovered my big story was in the miracle moments of my everyday.
“You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” Psalm 77:14 NIV
God performs miracles that demonstrate His power and show the world His awesome wonder. He also performs miracles that might not be seen by anyone else but me. But one by one, those big and small blessings build our faith until we become strong witnesses for His glory.
This happens to be the grandest miracle of all – a God who would take me and create something special, a God who would use me to reach others with the life-saving message of His son Jesus Christ.
This happens to be the grandest miracle of all – a God who would take me and create something special... ~ Kristine Brown Click To Tweet
Do you see God working miracle moments in your life today? Embrace them, and find joy in what most would call mundane. God is building you for a great work through the gift of ordinary blessings. And when that desire to share it begins as a spark deep within you, tell your story.
You have an important one to tell, and it will be exactly what someone needs to hear.
Meet Kristine ~
Kristine is a writer, dramatist, and teacher. She helps women and teen girls navigate the ups and downs of real-life. Kristine devotes her time to family, freelance writing, and her non-profit ministry, More Than Yourself, Inc. You can read more from her at www.morethanyourself.com. Connect with Kristine on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.
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