Remember His Sacrifice Every Day
April 6, 2015 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments

Written by Trophy of Grace
“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though …

Read the full story »
Dating God’s Way

The decision to date should be by divine appointment, as we allow our heavenly Father to choose who will be spending this special time with His daughters. Learn how to let God make all the arrangements, so you can enjoy the blessings of being in His will!

Get Anonymous Advice NOW!

We’re here to give you advice based on the truth of God’s Word and our life experiences. Please feel free to ask any question you’d like. We want to serve you.

Meet the Women of WeUsed2bu

Collectively, we’ve lived through many of the same experiences that teenagers and young women may go through at some point in their own lives. Read our stories..

Recent Questions & Answers

Here you will find a list of all the questions we’ve received and their answers. May you be led to the article that will help minister to you in your own circumstances.

Tools 4 Building Your Faith

Power-up your walk with God as you read Christian living articles that inform, strengthen and inspire. Equip yourself with the truth of God’s word!

Home » Being Thankful For Our Many Blessings, Featured Article, Lisa-Trophy of Grace, Tools 4 Building Your Faith

Great Thanksgiving

Submitted by on November 16, 2009 – 8:00 am2 Comments

Written by Trophy of Grace

bigstockphoto_blank_thanksgiving-1This month we wanted to share with our readers what we were most thankful for. Images of my friends, family, sisters and mothers in the Lord flooded my mind and I thanked God for all of them. I am thankful for the peace and joy flowing through my entire being that comes from a total dependency and confidence in our Lord. I really have so much to be thankful for. But I wanted to share what I am MOST thankful for in this season of my life. Then the other day in the mail I received one of my ministry magazines and on the front cover was 2 Corinthians 4:15,

“All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.”

Immediately in my spirit I knew that was the Word that I needed to share with you.

“All of this is for your benefit…” hit me first. You see, today I can look back over my life at all the struggles and bumps that I hit on the road, and know without a shadow of a doubt that the Lord was making a way through all of it for such a time as this. He allowed me to follow my own rebellious, stubborn, and disobedient ways because He loved me and knew that He had a plan far greater than I could ever plot. His plan was to deliver me from my own wickedness. Along the way, He put many road blocks and detours to try to lead me back to Him, but I was so foolish and hard hearted. But He didn’t give up on me. He allowed me to be pulled up out of society and consecrated to Him behind prison walls, where I began an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

It was there that the Holy Spirit showed me that the enemy had been trying to destroy me since I was a little girl, but the Lord did not allow him to take my life. He let me see that what the enemy meant for my destruction,  He would use for my good and for His glory. He saved me and gave me a desire to want to know Him, to know His Word. My life began to change. My mind was being renewed through the Word of God. (Genesis 50:20)

That journey began over twelve years ago. For many years I struggled with the Spirit, choosing to sit on the proverbial fence, with one leg in the world and one leg in the church. Then the Lord called me out and made me realize that if I was not working with Him, then I was actually working against Him. My gifting and talents were given to me not to serve the world, but to be used to glorify Jesus, edify the church, and win souls for the Kingdom, but I hadn’t surrendered completely yet. (Matthew 12:30)

bigstockphoto_jesus_christ_59204-1I began to realize that we are truly in the end days and I did not want my family to be left behind for the tribulation to come. Nor did I want any of them to die and go to hell. I knew the Truth:  that Jesus came to save the lost, heal the broken hearted, and set the captives free. I believed what the Word said in Acts 16:31 about my entire household being saved. The Lord put a new song on my heart and I began to praise and glorify Him like I had never done before, not just with my words but with my life. He lit a fire in me, and I began to want to be used by Him to reach the lost and hurting. I wanted everyone around me to know that Jesus Christ IS The Way, The Truth, and The Life. I wanted them to know that what He had done for me and my husband, He could and would do for them if they asked. I began to stand on Psalm 40:3b,

“Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.”

I knew that those who knew the old me knew that I was truly different. I had been transformed into a new creation in Christ Jesus. So I began to testify about what God had done in my life to those closest to me. For those that did not want to listen, I believed that my life would be the witness they needed to see. I began to pray, fast, and intercede for our family, taking back the ground that the enemy took for so long. I began to understand and feel in my heart and spirit the same desire that our Lord has, that none should perish but that they should have eternal life with Christ Jesus. Well, we know that the Word says: “The prayers of a righteous man (or woman) avails much”. (James 5:16)

Glory be to God, since jumping off the fence my husband and I have seen almost twenty family and friends receive Jesus Christ as their Lord Savior and the Lord has used us to found different ministries, including this one. Now these people are bringing friends and family to church with them, and they are sharing the Gospel with others. Just recently my father had the privilege of leading his brother to the Lord. These ministries are reaching people all over the world and the Truth of God’s Word is being shared! All the glory goes to God!

So when I read 2 Corinthians 4:15 it had new meaning and relevance to my life. I realized that everything that I had been through was not only for my benefit, but for my family and friends as well as for these ministries. So there is GREAT THANKSGIVING in my life today because God’s grace is reaching more and more people all around me and all over the world, and our Lord Jesus Christ will receive more and more glory. To know that my imperfect life has been used by God to save others greatly humbles me. I will be thankful for all eternity.

 

l_94b98b379e935900a362e45a59080f-1Read Trophy of Grace’s testimony
More articles written by Trophy of Grace
Read questions answered by Trophy of Grace
Visit her blog – Consecrated To Him

2 Comments »

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

CAPTCHA Image
*

  • canon mp180 driver download mac
  • berner get on download
  • bug mafia de cartier download album
  • blackberry 9100 os download
  • adobe illustrator 30 day download
  • a very ludo christmas download
  • backpack 2 mario herrera download free
  • bonus rpk zachowanie podA‚e download mp3
  • astral projection open society download
  • canzone di buon compleanno download
  • a pele que habito download dvd
  • ambani songs download telugu
  • aval varuvala movie ringtone download
  • almanaque digital de tatuagem download
  • circulo secreto livro download snowpants
  • aadat kalyug mp3 download
  • carlos santana moonflower free download
  • cassie me & u download fisierul meu
  • bruxa de blair download jogo
  • caderno de tendencias download
  • a cha hd download
  • a*s*y*s acid glitch download
  • burlington cd design creator download
  • choir music to download
  • allen carr weight download
  • automatically download new episodes
  • canon ir2016 ufrii driver download
  • apostila analista judiciA?rio download
  • activision the movies download
  • blair witch 1 download
  • asas livres vol 1 download
  • carola wherever you go download
  • canon mp610 software download windows 7
  • antywirus download za darmo
  • bhavana hot wallpapers download
  • canon pixma mp500 download for mac
  • business plan software free download crack
  • 007 nightfire free download full
  • akshara lori song download
  • bruce almighty download dual audio
  • apostila tecnico administrativo bndes download
  • brett dennen comeback kid download
  • canon lpb2900 drivers download for windows 7
  • cis premium installer x64 .exe download
  • cartoni animati 3d download
  • asus mzn mx se drivers download
  • cd sambas enredo inesquecA­veis download
  • cha»‰ cA?ch download photoshop
  • 20th century theme song download
  • chandni mp4 videos download
  • brand x music katana download
  • bulla ki song download
  • arsA±z bela katilisin sevgimin download
  • 30 mb games download
  • bellsouth internet download speed
  • bonson & enzym moA?e bym download
  • banda reprise 2011 download
  • barriga de aluguel download capitulos
  • battleship free download with subtitles
  • call me mp3 download free
  • alexia it christmas time download
  • cantando na chuva download legendado rmvb
  • chinese keyboard apk download
  • cd autostart manager download free
  • chandni raatein mp3 download partners in rhyme
  • alcatel ot 708 pc suite download
  • bangaru konda mp3 download
  • a500 usb driver download
  • basara 2 sub thai download
  • ca va faire mal download
  • alienigenas do passado dublado download
  • 20th century fox soundtrack download
  • banna giri mp3 download
  • auto installer deluxe download free
  • adobe photoshop cc3 free download
  • aleksandra radovic zazmuri mp3 download
  • big bang comeback album download
  • chanti telugu songs free download doregama
  • bhadra songs free download telugu
  • aventail connect download for ipad
  • boddika up and dance download
  • abre los ojos movie download
  • cabal update exe download
  • canal da graA§a download
  • cheat engine 5.6 exe free download
  • canon pixma mp140 treiber download win7
  • arang and the magistrate download blogspot
  • alcatel one touch 991 download games
  • burlington script font free download
  • 30 day trial internet download manager
  • brother mfc 465 software download
  • 2 chainz album download mp3
  • banjo kazooie download project 64
  • canon 1000d utility download
  • boiler room download movie
  • canon lbp 2810 driver download
  • best free ebook elisha download sites
  • brake fail songs download
  • biblia de las americas download free
  • ataque ao prA©dio download rmvb
  • beogradski sindikat olovni vojnici download
  • bindiya chamkegi song download pk
  • beastie boys remastered download
  • canon sx200 manual download
  • alex mica mi corason download hotfiles
  • arriba saia vol 1 download
  • canon mx870 treiber download chip
  • babuji ne kaha ringtone download
  • canopus advc 110 driver download
  • 4shared download minecraft 1.2.5
  • aprire bismol download gratis
  • asta e pentru download
  • brian weiss download ebook
  • 20th century fox download mp3
  • ati 6970 treiber download
  • aimbot urban terror download mac
  • 3 n the mornin pt 1 download
  • bojan marovic kao ti download mp3
  • asereje spanish mp3 download
  • beatport download top 100 july 2012
  • bedtime stories ost download
  • 4shared download que sera sera
  • brand x music vol 13 download
  • breaking the habit hd download
  • bloodhound gang uhn tiss download mp3
  • at&t u verse mobile download
  • asus notebook a3000 drivers download
  • as viagens de gulliver download o livro
  • chayee hai tanha mp3 download
  • cashing out wale free download
  • club dogo pes download gratis mp3
  • cinema 4d r13 crack download
  • amtlib.dll 64 bit cs4 download
  • asphalt 4 hd jar download
  • brilha som download cd
  • boney m 20th century hits download
  • caritas in veritate audio download
  • adorn miguel full version download mp3
  • celestino y el vampiro download
  • beyblade v force o jogo download
  • abrazame muy fuerte dvd download
  • a data classic ch94 software download
  • canon photo viewer download
  • al waqiah sudais download
  • chite suit te download mp3
  • broken hearted woman download
  • cd lipstick download gratis
  • cd alice maciel 2010 download
  • cd andre rieu para download
  • arash broken angel free download
  • 4084 film song download
  • bleach capitolo 414 ita download
  • black gold wu tang jimi download
  • atheist piece of time download
  • celeron d driver download
  • bridal shower games download free
  • animais unidos download gratis
  • benq s2w 4300u software download
  • babubhai riksha wala free download