Many years ago a pastor friend made this statement, “If you’re testimony of God’s hand in your life is based on what happened a year ago, then you probably need to work on your relationship with the Lord.” At first I thought his comment was pretty harsh, but then as I started to live a life that followed Jesus, I realized what he said was the absolute truth.
Often, sometimes daily, the Lord stretches me in my walk through the business and ministry. Fill that man’s gas tank, give to that person on the street, help others with their websites, teach them how to stream…stretch, trust, believe, have faith for the next step…it seems constant in my life. Do I grow weary at times, absolutely, but I have found He is faithful in the journey.
If He leads me to a place and I need resources, He provides. If He wants me to talk with someone, He provides the opportunity and words I should speak. That is only possible through a daily relationship. It’s importance is beyond my ability to explain. I would not want to live life without Him.
As I look back over the first 5 months of this year, I can see His constant hand in my life as a testimony to those around me…how about you?
by Os Hillman
“I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.” – John 3:11
Over the last several years I have seen two distinct types of Christian workplace believers. One type enthusiastically teaches their Bible knowledge to others. These people, though they may be genuine in their motive, lack one essential ingredient to being effectively used by God – a testimony. The second type of people I have encountered has a genuine testimony of what God is doing and continues to do in their lives. This was the case in the early Church. Men and women were able to give powerful testimony of events and experiences that could only be explained as a work of God.
God desires to build a testimony in each of us. Each of us is one of God’s chosen vessels to reflect His power in and through us. When others see this power reflected, they are impacted because they cannot explain that power. God desires to frame your life with experiences designed to reflect the character and nature of Christ. Sometimes these events can be very devastating, but they are designed to reveal His power in and through us.
Every one of us has a testimony. What would others say your testimony is today? Can others see God’s work in your life? Is your testimony one of Bible knowledge only? Are things happening in your life that can only be explained as God? These can be problematic questions for each of us. Ask God to build a testimony of His life in and through you today.