Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Changing One Heart for Many...wk16

Last week was incredible. I had the opportunity, actually three opportunities, to share God’s amazing grace. 

When giving my testimony, it’s bittersweet when I think of my child, Christian, who lost his life through abortion. My choice stopped his heartbeat. The unplanned pregnancy had blocked his precious face. My disobedience pushed the truth of God far from my heart. Yet, God didn’t give up on me. He sent His words to change my heart and someone’s testimony to see His  unfailing love.

That’s why I do what I do, not for me, but for someone who might be sitting out in the audience, thinking they are the only one with this secret sin.

As I scan the faces that are staring back at me, my eyes meet hers and she knows this message is finding a place in her heart, which she has guarded for many years. It’s a message of forgiveness. Its time that she too experiences the freedom that comes from trusting God and the freedom to wonder if her baby would have had…her eyes.



Revelation 12:11 
And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
      and by their testimony.
   And they did not love their lives so much
      that they were afraid to die.
LORD,
You are Worthy of all Praise and Honor. So, we lifted our eyes and we lift our hands to praise You. It seems like this a battle to save the lives of the unborn is becoming harder and harder. We praying for great favor to those who will stand in the gap for the unborn. There were those who once lost but are now living in Your Truth, we ask that they would have the courage to give their testimony on how Great You are!  Give us wise and strength to oppose the enemy.

Jesus, You alone give hope to hopeless. Oh Lord, draw nearer to the women who are contemplating an abortion and restore those who have been affected by an abortion(s). In Jesus Mighty Name...Amen!

Tammy

15 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

Praising God that you had so many opportunities this week to share the truth and make a difference!

Cheryl Barker said...

Still praying...

(p.s. I think you have a typo in the last paragraph of your prayer. Should it say "Lord, draw near (or nearer)" instead of "Lord, draw never"? Just wanted to give you a heads up...)

April said...

Thank you for sharing that video... wow! So touching... Praying.
April

LisaShaw said...

To our God be all the glory for using your life and your story (and mine with my little Precious and your little Christian) to touch the lives of others....your message brings me to tears and I'm thankful of the GOD of MERCY we all belong to.

I love you friend.

Edie said...

That is an incredibly powerful video. It really brings home the message. Praying with you my dear friend. I'm so glad God introduced us.

Anonymous said...

When I listened to the song-I found myself still grieving for my daughter Donna-I'm sure she would have been blue-eyed and blonde-
I know I'm repeating myself, but you speak for me and have such insight! Once again thank you for sharing and your ministry to us.
Much Love and Birthday Greetings!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

This song beautifully puts voice to the questions of the heart for the one who has made the decision to abort. Beautiful and grace-filled. Thank you for sharing it with me today.

peace~elaine

Mary Moss said...

I'm so glad you have had so many opportunities to minister to women lately.

Your message is a powerful one!

Blessings,
Mary

Sonja said...

This song is just beautiful Tammy, and it reminds me again to keep you in prayer... this work is so important, and your voice is being heard by so many who need to see abortion from the other side. Keep going, even on the days when it challenges and stretches your own faith. These are His babies. He is using your voice.

Love you, Happy Mothers Day!

Sonja

Melanie Redd said...

Thank you for continuing to boldly and faithfully share with others about God's mercy and forgiveness.

What a great ministry God has given you!

Thanks too for stopping by my blog to encourage me. I appreciate you and your words...

Blessings,
Melanie

LisaShaw said...

Have I told you how much I love you and talk about you (smile)? You must have burning ears by now from all the times I tell people about my sister Tammy Rude whom the LORD used to bless my heart so much!!!

Happy Mother's Day dear friend. Hope to see you this Summer :)

Karen said...

May the Lord bless you, Tammy, as you share your testimony and this message of forgiveness...

This song is so powerful and thought provoking...just grips my heart....

Debra Kaye said...

Tammy, what a beautiful testimony! May the Lord continue to bless your obedience. ((hugs))

Mariel said...

what a beautiful thing you do to share your testimony for the sake of others. That is FULL redemption and you have a huge victory in Christ! Praise God for women like you who allow God to speak through you for His glory.

Pat said...

I love you Tammy.
You bless my heart. I pray God's Favor upon every step you take, every move you make, every word you speak!!
Pat