There’s a song we sing at church and it starts like this:
I believe I’ll testify, God’s been good to me.
Through every test and trial, I’ve got the victory
The enemy has tried his best to make me turn around, break me down
But my God has never failed me yet
So I’m gonna stand my ground
No matter what comes my way
I’ll lift my voice and say
Do you ever remember being in a testimony service? Or maybe there was part of a service when people stood up to give their testimonies?
Where did we lose this? I will admit that there aren’t as many services where this happens at our church. Is that because we don’t give the opportunity? That needs to change.
When we share a testimony, we are loaning our faith to others. When we listen to a testimony, we are borrowing faith from others. Either way, the church is edified and God is glorified. (pg 177 Draw the Circle)
What’s your testimony?
Today is 1 Word Wednesday and my word is testify.
There have been several instances during this 40 Day Challenge where you all have shared your testimonies with me. I don’t know that I fully understood the importance of those testimonies until today’s reading. I realized that your faith and your first-hand experiences encourage me to keep going. I realized that your stories help me know that if God can do it for you, he can do it for me and for everyone else that seeks Him above everything else that this world has to offer.
Here is my challenge for today: go and tell somebody what He’s done for you – no matter how big or small.
You need a story of your own. It’s got to have your name on it. You’ve got to see it, hear it, taste it, feel it, touch it, and smell it for yourself. You need to go get a testimony! Then you need to share it. (pg 181 Draw the Circle)
Who’s with me?