Apr 24, 2022 08:00am
Let Your Test Become a Testimony

1 Peter 3:15 says, “Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord and if anyone asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way.”

Your testimony is a gift from God to be boldly shared with compassion and humility. No doubt we would be deliberate and eager in sharing a possible cure for Covid19 with others, so why do we hesitate testifying to the good news of Jesus, which provides an eternal cure?

Chaos is rampant, turbulent, and intimidating, so don’t shrink from testifying!

Thankfully, I haven’t spent much time in courtrooms other than field trips with fifth graders, but it’s readily apparent that “testimony” is a form of evidence that is obtained from witnesses as to what they know.

As we are daily called to the stand of life, how do we testify to our own Jesus encounter and provide evidence of his influence in our case?

Effective Christians aren’t Lone Rangers! They understand that connection is risky, but SO worth it! Love demands abiding and belonging, which tends to get messy at times. It’s as simple and complicated as relationships worth fighting for. There’s no better example of an “ALL IN” kind of person than Jesus! To reflect His image and to testify of his attributes is to choose to be vulnerable, devoted, and authentic.

Billy Graham states, “If you give it to God, He transforms . . .  

your test into a testimony

your mess into a message

your misery into a ministry.”

Expect the heavenly sculpting that holy sandpaper applied to your attitudes and actions produces. The friction might just illuminate the cross and extinguish the chaos!

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