TESTIMONIES

   I have been putting off something..something that I know I need to do. Something that will be used for His glory. I love to write, but I keep putting off writing out my personal testimony. I suppose it is because I am not sure where to begin. Maybe it is just because of “re-living” certain things that I would rather not. I don’t know..but I do know that He has really been revealing things to me in the form of memories..things I need to share.

   See, I truly believe that everybody has a testimony..and also that somebody or many people would benefit from hearing it ..if only we were not afraid to be vulnerable and share.

   The Bible study group that I am a part of has really been focusing on sharing our struggles, writing out our testimonies, being real with each other. I truly believe that when we are real with each other it opens doors to healing. If we can help someone else because of something we struggled with, then we can help them heal and at the same time..use our problems amd mistakes for His glory.

   The Bible states in Romans 3:23 (NKJV) ~ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

   A testimony is not something you can write out one time..it is always changing. Your testimony is just that ..your testimony. It should not be exaggerated (added to)…it is what it is. Your testimony is personal..but if it includes someone else..I do believe you should get permission to include details about them..you can keep your testimony vague if needed. (When sharing it..you may not need to share it all..let God lead you.) One person may benefit from one portion of it..while another may need to hear it all. Oh and another thing, it doesn’t have to be long! The Bible has a perfect example of a short testimony..it is found in  John:9:25 ~ He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

 When sharing it you should be very careful to make sure that your character is solid and that you really are saved and changed. The inside and outside needs to match up..otherwise you won’t be effective. You know..do your words match up with your actions??

If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much. ~H.A. Ironside

   The way we live our lives each day is a part of our ever-changing testimony. We can be a good witness for Christ or a negative one. It is a daily, minute by minute choice. I know I have made mistakes and I know I am far from perfect…but thank goodness my Jesus loves me and forgives me anyways. Each day..each minute is a chance to start fresh.(I don’t mean “doing wrong” because I want to and because I know He will forgive me).

 I want to live for Jesus..make Him proud and be a good witness, so that others can experience what my Jesus has to offer! I want people to know I am real and I want to share with others what God has done for me..so I better get started writing out my testimony (so when God wants me to share it I will be ready.) 🙂

 Be blessed my friends! Check out this song by one of my favorite singers, Mandisa.

 Click on link:02_what_if_we_were_real___

UNTIL NEXT TIME!

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