Don’t ever, ever let anyone put you down or make you feel insignificant.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you hold within you mighty God-given power to be a witness.
YOU have a story to tell that SOMEONE needs to hear!
God wants you to start telling your story. It’s called a testimony.
Look at these three witnesses in scripture about this:
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 ESV
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
Revelation 12:11 KJV
“for you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard.”
Acts 22:15 ESV
Our Testimony is a vital witnessing tool…
What is a witness?
A witness is a person who gives a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced; representing and speaking to what they have experienced first hand.
Being a witness for Christ is part of our purpose as a Christian. It’s WHY Jesus left here to ascend to Heaven, so the Holy Spirit, the ‘promise of the Father’, would come empower us so we could be a witness!
I have an amazing testimony, several in fact, of God who worked MIRACLES in my life, healing me from incurable diseases, and our family- restoring our daughter from death to life, from total brain damage to perfect wholeness!
What we share as a witness is called a ‘testimony.’
Simply, we ‘testify’ to what we have ‘witnessed’ firsthand, to help others.
Sharing our testimony and own experience with Christ is one of the most powerful tools in sharing the Gospel.
Each of our experiences are unique- no one else has the same one.
It’s personal, and it’s real-which makes it more meaningful to others. In fact, it’s in this action of sharing our testimony of overcoming a challenging time in our life with God’s help we are most authentic to an unbeliever.
We have to get beyond ourselves.
It’s not easy remembering a time in our life that was painful- but struggle is relatable…
I know this first hand…And because we all understand struggle, we all relate to that feeling of hope.
What we have overcome through the power of Christ is SUPPOSED to be shared with others, as real hope…
When real hope comes to one in a hopeless situation, God’s Word can reach them, and THEN faith comes!
Sharing how Jesus did the impossible for us is an opportunity to soften someone’s heart. God does the work but He will use our story to minister to others- WHEN we are obedient.
Allowing God to use our vulnerability and transparency lets a skeptical world know we are real. It’s not about us.
Sharing our testimony-what God has done in our life- and letting that intimate experience as His witness is the connection to telling people about Him!
It’s WHY iamjesusgal ministries exists- we minister in local churches, raising funds to minister in Africa where our call is, to help others find their true identity and value in Christ- we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God for a real and personal relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. We overcome by the blood of the lamb and the words of our testimony!
Do you need encouragement? Does Jesus seem far off and distant to you? Let us pray for you!