Did something I don’t like to do today

29 Aug

This morning we were engaged in an awesome time of worship today.  Mosaic from Anderson University was with us, and they were GREAT!!!  Jessica Dorriety, an EBC girl from birth, sings with Mosaic.  It’s always good to see them, and to see her leading powerfully in worship.

And then, it was sermon time … Here is where it becomes something I don’t like to do.  Today, for I think only the second time in the 11 years I’ve been preaching regularly at EBC (I began my tenure as interim in August, 1999) I preached from the floor.  Actually, I like that.  But a few weeks ago God put on my heart that today was supposed to be about personal testimony and I would share mine.

I am always careful when I do that.  I never want it to be all about David Wike, or the history of David Wike, or look what God is doing with David Wike.  I worked hard to make SURE that is not what it was …  Anytime we share our testimony, JESUS CHRIST and His redeeming power SHOULD BE THE MAIN TOPICS.  Also, I would never want to glorify my life before Christ.  There was very little glory in it.  My earnest prayer is that God can use EVERY TESTIMONY to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His plan to His people!!!

And God does JUST THAT when we are obedient.  When we permit Him to use us, GREAT THINGS ARE ACCOMPLISHED FOR HIS KINGDOM!!!!  God loves it when a plan comes together … and I love it when He smiles!!

2 Responses to “Did something I don’t like to do today”

  1. Russ Sawyer August 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Awesome sermon and testimony today David.

  2. Deena Shelley August 30, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    Thanks for sharing your testimony with us today. It was a powerful story although you thought your testimony was somewhat of the common “Raised in the Church from birth” story,(like mine). Although we were blessed to have been raised in the church, as sinners, even though we received Christ as children, we backslide. I think everyone does but by the Grace of God we come back to him just as the Bible says we will. I have a brother that is 4 years older than me that we’re still waiting on to “Come Back” to Him. I pray for him daily and hope that one day he will see that he needs Christ in his life again. Anyway, thanks for sharing and God Bless you for all that you do at EBC. We love you.

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