Standing as a Witness

Between the ages of 12 and 18 on a weekly basis I said out loud, with my peers in Young Women, that I will "stand as a witness of God." That always seemed really straight forward to me... make sure to testify of God all of the time. This can happen in our dress and appearance, in our actions, words, etc.

Just a few weeks ago, this phrase came to mean something totally different to me.

I was watching a friend being baptized, considering all that happened that brought her to this point and I was stunned. It had taken awhile and the hand of God was obviously there. And it was nothing that I did.

And at that moment, I was standing as a witness of God. I was just standing, witnessing what God had done. And it was incredible to me.

I find that the more I get out of the way and stand as a witness of God, a lot more gets done, and I get to join the ride on some pretty incredible adventures.

This weekend, I get to, once again, stand as a witness of God while I watch and learn at the feet of apostles and prophets. All that is required of me is to be there with an open heart and the Spirit is poured into my life. My questions get answered and guidance seems very obvious.

Oh the beauty that I find when I stand as a witness!

1 comment:

  1. Jess, I love this. Thank you for sharing! What a beautiful insight!