Monday, February 6, 2012

I just had to tell you...

Recently, Andy & I got a new mattress. We'd been saving for it for some time and then decided to give it as a gift to each other for Christmas. It is UH-MAY-ZING, a total game changer for us.  After we got it I found myself telling everyone about it. I'd be having a conversation with someone about their lemon tree and unsuspectingly blurt out, "I got a new mattress!"Both of us would look at each other kinda surprised by the sudden change of topic. But I just could not keep it in! I wanted everyone to experience the good sleep and comfort I was experiencing.

I think that should be the heart behind why we share our faith. It's not because we are commanded to in the Bible. It's not because we think we have all the right answers or want to conform the whole world to be just like us. The reason we have to share our faith is because we just can't keep it in! We have found something so over-the-top wonderful, so life changing and life giving that we have to tell everyone we care about because we want them to experience it too!

That is the story of Fred & Evelyn. In this beautiful video, you will see how they simply could not keep South Bay Church a secret. God was changing their lives in such a remarkable way that they wanted everyone they loved to experience the blessing. It wasn't about twisting arms or forcing their beliefs on other people. They had found a Source that was good, and there was plenty to go around.

Watch this inspiring video and be blessed.

If you live in the Bay Area, South Bay is hosting a "Go and Tell" Seminar tonight that will equip you to share God's love with those YOU love in a practical, non-wierd way. Change your plans if you have to, but get there if you can. Details here.


mrs. mewie said...

thanks for sharing this video, stacie! i had heard about it from mike, what an inspiration this family is :)

Anonymous said...

Very encouraging! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Lisa

Mel said...

what kind of mattress did you get?! we're in the market!

Stacie said...

Hey Mel,
We ordered it online from This is the link to the one we got: