What is your Testimony?
We in general use the term “testify” or “to give your testimony” to mean “the story of how you became a Christian.” Sometimes very dramatic testimonies are given that capture every ounce of your attention on how Christ has made a difference in that particular person’s life.
Why do we testify? An obvious answer comes from the Bible, “Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony of God in their heart.” (1 John 5:10)
Defining a testimonial:
- A statement in support of a particular truth, fact, or claim.
- A written affirmation of another’s character or worth; a personal recommendation.
- Something given in appreciation of a person’s service or achievement; a tribute
How do our testimonies impact our daily living? Are we captured for the moment in which Christ has first come into our lives or do we express and live out the testimony for the rest of our lives? I think about people going out to the movies and wanting to see that great highly anticipated movie. We watch the much anticipated movie but find disappointment in the movie but we were excited about the one movie preview in the beginning. Can we relate this to our testimonies in that do we find ourselves extremely excited about what God has done in that “one specific moment” in our lives and then go through life not testifying or living out our testimony in everything we do? In history class we would often examine timelines and how long a society/tribe, or period in history lasted. The timeline is a representation or exhibit of key events within a particular historical period. The key question is what are you inscribing on your timeline? Is it one date in which we explain the story of how we begun our relationship with Jesus or is it filled with the continued everyday testimony that we share the Good News in everything we do. I think the challenge is not to press the pause button after receiving Christ in our life but keep recording and sharing the Good News everyday in our lives.
We would Love to share the Great News by sharing our testimony. Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. ~ 1 Chr 16:8