The Greatest Thing I Have Ever Done

cardboardtestimoniesThe greatest thing I have ever done is follow Jesus!

I am serious!  I was not raised in church.  We prayed at Christmas and Thanksgiving and I thought “church” people were boring.  Good intentions, but boring.  I thought, when I am older (35ish, lol-I know realize this is not old) and have a family of my own, I would do the church thing.  I thought going to church meant you had to give up fun.  I didn’t really know what fun was, but I knew church couldn’t be fun.  WRONG! I decided at 16 to try out the church thing.  I didn’t fully turn over my life to Jesus until I was 25.  I knew church wasn’t boring or lifeless at this point.  It was the definition of FUN!

“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” {John 15:15}

Did you just get that?

Jesus refers to me and you as FRIENDS!  I don’t know about you, but I want to be friends with Jesus!  He died for my sins so I can have eternal life.  I can’t think of someone better to be friends with.  But He doesn’t stop there, He goes on to say “that everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”  Not only is Jesus going to call us His friend, but He is going to let us in on all the family secrets.  SWEET!!!  Yes Jesus, please share with me all that you have learned from the Father.

“Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.” {Matthew 12:1}

Jesus healed people who were ill.  When you follow Jesus you get to see people healed.  Jesus can heal illness, disease and sickness.  I am a walking breathing testimony to that.  But He doesn’t stop there.  He can heal your hurts, your hearts, your (fill in the blank).  He will heal you of things you didn’t even know needed healing!

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” {Revelation 12:11}

The word of their testimony.  The song Overcome- Desperation Band just gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.  I love to talk about Jesus and what He has done for me.  The lyrics in this song are incredible.

Lyrics of Overcome:

Seated above, enthroned in the Father’s love.

Destined to die, poured out for all mankind.

God’s only son, perfect and spotless one.

He never sinned, but suffered as if He did.

Pre Chorus:

All authority, every victory is Yours


Saviour, worthy of honour and glory

Worthy of all our praise,
 For You overcame.

Jesus, awesome in power forever,

Awesome and great is Your name, 
For You overcame.

Verse 2:

Power in hand, speaking the Father’s plan.
 Sending us out, light in this broken land.


We will overcome,
 By the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony, 
everyone, overcome.

One of my many cardboard testimonies:

Front:  I had cancer and illness in my body at the age of 21

Back:  God healed all of my disease and sickness
 verse: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. {Psalm 30:2}

What is your testimony?  Do you think following Jesus is the greatest thing you have ever done?  

Written by April Franks

One thought on “The Greatest Thing I Have Ever Done

  1. I absolutely love that song. It is amazing when we look back on our lives and see the majesty of our King and how we are more than conquerors through Him. Love your post!

    ❤ Morgan

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