by: Jonathan Abenti, Connections Crew Leader
A pastor once told me that people can argue your theology, they can argue your opinion, but they cannot argue your experience. Your testimony is yours and no one else’s and as such it is a special tool for you to use to reach the world around you.
Our story is not meant to be kept quiet. The old children’s song tells us to let our “little light” shine before the world. We are to shine our light to show people the way to God (Matthew 5:16). Our testimony is the story of how the light and love of Jesus has changed our lives. It is our responsibility to share it with the world around us.
1 Peter 3:15 says, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” (NIV). Your testimony is the answer to the reason you have hope.
1 John 5:10a (HCSB) tells us that everyone who believes in the Son of God (Jesus) already has the testimony of Jesus in them. This means that you are already prepared to tell the world about Jesus! You don’t need a seminary degree. You don’t need to have everything in your life figured out. You don’t need to be an eloquent public speaker. You just need to share your story, your testimony, joining with Jesus in the Great Co-Mission (a mission we GET to do together with Jesus!), and be His witness to the world (Acts 1:8) about what God has done in your life.
What a privilege it is to share with someone the story of what Jesus has done in my life.
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