‘We did not follow clearly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eye witnesses of his majesty.’ 2 Peter 1:16
Every Christian in the world, and there are over two billion of them, are eye witnesses of His majesty. Every true Christian, converted from sin to salvation, knows what a miracle it is when wrong desires are taken out of their heart and as a result their actions and lifestyle changes. Each one is an eye witness of the power of God.
The power of testimony is remarkable. We do not follow ‘clearly invented stories’ but we each have our own story to tell. Each story or testimony is different.
In a small house group I’ve been attending each person has a different testimony. Karen was converted as a young child, Jim from a life of crime and drugs, Carol as a single mum came to Christ, David as a wealthy business analyst, Mima as a worried parent, Rachel as a quiet teenager and Caroline as a hurting rebel. It was something different that drew each one but they all have a powerful and wonderful story to tell.
Do you have a story? Can you remember the day and hour when you chose to believe? Is there a marked difference in your life today from your life before you believed? Then, you too have a story to tell.
Make a point of sharing your story this week. Pray for a God given opportunity to tell someone else what He has done for you. Don’t beat yourself over the head saying ‘I’m not good at speaking’ (Moses did that) or ‘I’m not a very good witness’ (I’m sure Peter did that). Just have courage and when an opportunity is there, take it and tell your story. It will warm your heart, increase your faith, and you just don’t know, but it might be another link in the chain for another to find faith. I find testimony is often the most effective way of reaching others. In church, a new person doesn’t always understand the sermon, can’t always tune into the worship, but a testimony reaches into every heart. Share yours this week and let light shine.
‘No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.’