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That's some story!
Last Sunday we had a group of YWAMers over from Canada. It has been a special visit.
Meet Tia. She had been given the job of sharing something in the morning meeting that God had been speaking to her about. She chose to speak about something that God had raised for her through the DTS course. It was about fear! Her verse was 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV): For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. She started by sharing a bit about herself. Born into a First Nation family, she had quite a rough ride for the first two years due to her mum being an alcoholic. She was taken from her mum at two - and fostered to another family. Here she found wholehearted love expressed to her, and, contrary to expectations, she would say that it was the best thing that could have happened to her. The family were Christians and conveyed the love of God in every way. She responded to the Lord at an early age - but partly as a response to fear; the fear of missing heaven!
On the DTS course, this issue of fear had been highlighted for her and God has begun to show her steps to set her free from her fears.
What Tia didn't know was that Shephen, who was speaking that morning, had planned to speak on - fear! His verse came from Zechariah's prophecy in Matthew, "That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear..."
So, where's this story bit?
Meet Angel. Another Canadian in the multinational group, she shared her story over the lunch time. Asked where her name came from, her response was - 'That's some story!'
Her mum was only 16 when Angel was born. Mum had been led astray by a boy and Angel was the result. Mum wanted to call her daughter 'Angel', but thought that it would be misunderstood and disliked - so she gave it as a second name. She was quite right about it being misunderstood and disliked, as Angel herself couldn't stand the name! She had often been told that she should look into the meaning of that name, but had shrugged off the thought each time.
Until, on her DTS course, one of the speakers suddenly turned and, pointing at her, said. "You should know the meaning of your name! It means 'Messenger of God'!"
At that moment everything changed - it was as though God had shown her that He had been involved in her life right from that rather messy beginning. Immediately her perception of her name was transformed - and from that time on she has loved her name.
She suits it!