“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
Recently, in my small group, I shared my testimony. It had been awhile since I told anyone how the Lord grabbed a hold of my heart and turned my life around, so it made me nervous to expose that part of my personal history, even in front of friends. But God took all eight of us in the small group, women from such unique lives and experiences, and brought us to the knowledge of His saving grace!
God uses our conversion story and our faith in Christ to help others put their trust in Him as we did. He wants us to tell our story to others, even if it is not as dramatic as that of the Apostle Paul’s or someone else we may know. A paradigm shift happens in our soul when we have a life-changing encounter with the Lord. We should be so filled with awe of our Savior that we share the Good News with everyone we meet! Broadcasting what Jesus has done in our lives is worth celebration and excitement!
Sharing how God has radically transformed us with everyone we meet sounds like an easy task, right? Many will agree that it is not easy at first, that it takes time and courage to review our lives and openly share our transformation with others. Be encouraged, moms, that all you have to do is listen to the Word of God. Reading verses such as 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 will exhort you to trust in the Lord’s power when stepping out in faith! And know that when we share about the place from which God has taken us, ultimate Glory goes to Him (1 Corinthians 1:26-31).
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 with God will illustrate God’s work within us and instruct our children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6)!
Have you ever shared your testimony with others? If you haven’t, or if it’s been awhile, 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 came to 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, and when we tell of what God has done, it will propel us to step out and share the Gospel more. The more we talk about the Lord 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! As you become bolder in stepping out, encourage your children to share Jesus with their friends too!
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