Your testimony is about what you have experienced - what you have seen and heard. We as Christians are called to a
relationship of real communication with the Son of God. When God comes to live inside us. Things change. He deals with every
person in a different way. The more Christians that come forward and talk about how God has intervened in their life, the
more people will begin to realize that God is real, miracles do happen, and prayer works. This will inspire others to seek
God and turn from their sins so that they too can know the peace and satisfaction that comes to a person who truly gives their
life over to God.
Acts 1:8 says, "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses
to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." To be a witness to Jesus is to speak and communicate
the things that you have seen and heard in your life that happened because of Jesus. Its the Holy Spirit who makes Jesus real
to us, and makes Jesus real through us.
God's plan is for people to hear the Good News that Jesus Christ paid for their sins, and conquered death for us
through rising from the dead. After believing, people should go on to receive the power of the Holy Spirit, and then testify
to others what God has done for them.
One of the greatest testimonies was from a power pagan emperor who came to know
that the God of Israel was indeed God over all. King Nebuchadnezzar actually said in an announcement that went across the
whole known world:
it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me." (Daniel 4:2).
Like Nebuchadnezzar, we should seek to glorify God all over the world. I want to encourage you to do your part
in spreading the fame of our God by writing down your story and sharing it with us all. Your testimony will be printed in
our monthly magazine as well as posted on our website. I challenge you to share your story with the world through this site
and our magazine. You can reach people that no one else can reach.
The Bible says, "Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call
upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!" (1 Chronicles 16:8). If God has rescued you from your sin and the
consequences of it, one of the ways you can express thanks to God is by telling others of what happened. Writing your story
down will equip you to share it verbally with others, and will enable you to reach at least one person per day for the rest
of your life for the Lord.
Other Considerations on Sharing your Testimony
The Bibles says in Psalm 107:2, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy".
Its a wonderful thing when we can honestly testify that we now know God has forgiven our sins. If God has redeemed you, then
you should say so - publicly.
Your testimony does not have to be dramatic or unusual to be effective. Not everyone can relate personally
to a sensational testimony. If on the other hand your testimony is weak because you can't point to a change in your life,
could it be that you have not really consecrated your life to God properly? Are you trying to live with one foot in God's
Kingdom, and the other in Satan's?
If God has worked powerfully in your life, please share it so others can benefit. It will remind you of how God has
worked and it will encourage others to believe in God. It may be the means by which another precious person comes to the saving
knowledge of the Lord Jesus. So do it. Begin to write down your story.
I encourage you to do this today. Give God something that He can take hold of and use for His glory. God bless