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They say ‘experience is the best teacher’, and ‘they’ are right. Only that one needs to learn from other people’s experiences and not go through the same pit expecting things to be different. Many times I have shared my life story with young girls especially is high schools. I have realized that being vulnerable and willing to share my story in its rawness bears more fruit than barely talking about other people and coming up with ABC’s of life on things I have never experienced. In the same way I get so much assurance from Bible characters who speak from experience. I tell myself, If Job, Joseph, David, Moses, my grandmother and others all declare the faithfulness of the Lord. Then their experience is enough! Their is no room for doubt.
When Joshua succeeds Moses in leading the children of Israel to the promised land, he had many doubts and questions. Moses assured him of God’s constant presence. He speaks with confidence because of His experience; He had seen the faithfulness of God. In Deuteronomy 31 Moses summons Joshua in the presence of the Israelites saying “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” His experience was enough to cause him to inspire his successor. In his leadership, something was constant; God’s presence.
In Psalm 37:25, David writes, “I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken.” He simply declares that at all ages, in all seasons, God keeps His word. This Psalm is believed to have been written during David’s old age days. There is something special about listening to the golden agers’ wisdom. They are in a season where they know what really matters, what should be priority. Their advice is usually authentic. David had experienced both worlds, at different ages, something had been constant; God’s faithfulness.
Paul in Philippians 4:12 says “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” This is one of my favourite scriptures: Being content, knowing that God’s provision is adequate and timely. Paul assures the church in Philippi that it is Christ who supplies their needs and strengthens them in all seasons. In lack and in plenty, he encourages them to live for God’s glory. Having experieced both worlds, something was constant; God’s provision.
Well, the examples in the Bible are many. So much to learn from others. As you keep meditating on God’s word, may there be no room for doubt. Don’t be left out, you have a story to share! You have a testimony of what God has done in your life. Your experience as a Christian should be enough for someone to keep pushing! What has been constant in your salvation journey? Share it; may it be the reason someone stands today.
4 thoughts on “From Experience…”
Yes! bless you Rawder…this context is just timely.
Amen, I should keep sharing what has been constant in my salvation journey. Keep pouring out your knowledge and God will continue using you Rawder for his Glory!
Amen and God bless you.
Ameen for this powerful word, God is ever faithful