Remember that God's timing is perfect, and we only need to do our part.
"...To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
- Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
Last June, I submitted my testimony to Freed Magazine. In September, I received an email informing me that my submission was selected to be in Issue VI: Beauty for Ashes! I do not know when the magazine decides the theme. However, if I had received a submission solicitation email from Freed Magazine for the theme Beauty for Ashes, I would have thought I didn't have a testimony about that. But alas, I do! Thanks be to God that I heeded the nudge of the Holy Spirit to submit my work unsolicited. How amazing that it fits with the magazine's theme, and now I can see my testimony in a new light. God is truly incredible!
I am honored and thrilled that Freed Magazine published my testimony in their Beauty for Ashes issue. Read my testimony here and learn a bit more about me and my story. Hopefully, you'll find some inspiration to share your story as well. As I have been recently reminded, all who are born again definitely have a beauty for ashes story.