If you are a believer, then you are also a part of God’s story. As Christians we are to repeat the story of God’s love to others who need to hear. That includes the nations around the world, and the neighbour across the street.
There is something else we need to understand about testimony. It is about what we know to be the truth…not what we think or what we have heard. It is all about what we know! That’s exactly what God expects from each of His followers – to simply share what we know – to testify to others of what God has done in our lives. To what we have seen Him do in our lives.
We don’t have to have the Bible memorized or be able to answer every question that someone might have about God. We only have to be willing to share the story of what God did in our life!
But let’s be honest, sometimes we are ashamed to tell our story.
Because our lives don’t always match what we know God has done in us.
Instead of having a good “testimony” we get sidetracked and we become ashamed of our testimony.
Galatians chapter 6 is about testimony, it begins with a believer losing his testimony.
(Galatians 6:1) Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Timothy 1:8 – Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God.
Luke 8:39 – “Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
Mark 5:19 – And He did not let him, but He said to him, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.”
Acts 1:8 – but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
We are sharing with others different events leading up to our salvation and how God has worked in our lives to bring us to repentance. Testimony is a form of praise and honor to Christ.
We also use it as a way to encourage others. Know every time when you’re going through trials and sufferings in life, that’s an opportunity to share a testimony of how God worked in your life and made you stronger.
Testimony is not only the things that we say. The way we live our life is a testimony to unbelievers as well.