“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son.” 1 John 5:11
The Power of our Testimony
Praise God, He has called each of us to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! Have you ever wondered where your life would be now if you didn’t ask Jesus into your heart? What paths would you have chosen to walk down? As Christians, we have had the most remarkable transformation happen in our lives when the blood of Jesus washed us clean. What an exciting privilege we now have to tell others our salvation story.
Recently, in my small group, I shared my testimony. It had been a while since I told anyone how the Lord grabbed a hold of my heart and turned my life around. I was anxious to expose my personal history, even in front of loving friends. I had made bad decisions and my previous worldly sin made me embarrassed and nervous. What I realized is that my friends were scared too. With God’s help, the eight of us shared our stories that day. We were all astonished at how unique our lives and experiences were, and how God reached down from heaven to save us with His amazing grace!
A paradigm shift happens in our soul when we have a life-changing encounter with the Lord. We should be so joy-filled and in awe that Jesus forgave our sin, that we share the Good News with everyone we meet! Broadcasting what Jesus has radically done in our lives is worth getting excited about! So why don’t we do it at every opportunity? Many will agree that it is NOT easy! It takes time and courage to review our lives and openly share our transformation with others. The enemy of our souls also wants to keep us chained in shame. Be encouraged, moms, that 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 will exhort you to trust in the Lord’s power when stepping out in faith!
When we act in obedience, we will not only glorify God and influence others, but we will also allow our testimonies to become great examples for our children. Speaking about our past compared to our lives lived in victory will illustrate God’s work within us and instruct our children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6)! Ultimately, God uses our conversion story to help others put their trust in Him.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31:
Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
Blessings and Love,
Have you ever shared your testimony with others? If you haven’t, or if it’s been a while, take some time to ask the Lord to refresh your memory. You can start by writing down a few sentences about what you were like before you made a decision to follow Jesus Christ. Then remember how you came to believe in Jesus and how your life has changed since. It should only take three minutes to tell the story of how you came to trust in Jesus.
Salvation creates a transformation in us. When we tell of what God has done, we gain boldness that will propel us to share the Gospel more. The more we talk about Jesus at home, the easier it is to talk about Him with others. Look for opportunities to share the love of Jesus by sharing your testimony and encouraging your children to share Jesus with their friends too!