10. It glorifies God
My testimony shows that God is greater than my story or my experiences. It’s not really about me. It’s all about God and Him working in me. Sharing my testimony is sharing the Gospel because I’m sharing a story of God’s hope.
Here is a warning though. Make sure that your testimony is more than just a story about a changed life. Yes, your life did change for the better, but a person can get a changed life from a personal trainer and dietician. Even an unbeliever can have a story about a time when they arrived at a destination despite obstacles.
A Christian testimony is focused on a Person that interrupted our selfish rebellion. A Light that helped us to see the error of our ways. A testimony is not a Christian testimony unless it includes repentance and a desire to work for God and see things His way for the rest of your life. This is what glorifies God and makes Him smile.
Some of the best testimonies involve singing and trusting God even when you’re in the midst of trials and troubling circumstances or as Charles Spurgeon puts it, singing in the night.
Try and sing in the night, Christian, for that is one of the best arguments in the entire world in favor of your religion…I tell you, we may preach fifty thousand sermons to prove the gospel, but we will not prove it half as well as you will by singing in the night. ~ Charles Spurgeon
Share your God stories freely, openly, and as often as possible.
Feel free to leave your God story in the comments. You could encourage someone today.
Jennifer Heeren loves to write and wants to live in such a way that people are encouraged by her writing and her attitude. She loves to write devotional articles and stories that bring people hope and encouragement. Her cup is always at least half-full, even when circumstances aren’t ideal. She regularly contributes to Crosswalk.com. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband. Visit her at www.jenniferheeren.com.