“Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name” (Romans 1:5 NLT).
Anyone who is a follower of Jesus is called and commissioned to go and tell everyone everywhere the Good News of Christ’s Kingdom; to personally share with people God puts in our paths what He has done for us (see Matthew 28; Mark 16; Acts 1).
The Gospel is Good News that brings freedom and joy to all who receive it … and to those who proclaim it! “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad” it says in Psalm 126. Therefore, according to Psalm 107, “Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so!”
There is such great power in our testimonies. It is part of our overcoming the enemy (see Revelation 12). Sometimes, we make it too complicated in our minds. A testimony basically comes down to simply being a witness to God’s faithfulness:
1. I had a problem
2. I gave it to Jesus
3. Look at what He did!
People can argue with your philosophy, but they can’t argue with your testimony.
John chapter 9 tells the story of the blind man healed by Jesus. Everyone wanted to argue about whether or not the man was a sinner or if Jesus was a sinner or how could this be? The blind man said, “I don’t know about all of that! I was blind but now I see!”
If we will simply tell someone about what Jesus has done for us; if we will comfort others with the comfort that we ourselves have received, we would be stunned at how the Lord can use our simple words of faith and truth.
So, what are you waiting for?
VICTORIA GRACE SIMPSON recently earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in International Studies with a Minor in Professional Writing from Spring Hill College. She also earned her certification to teach English as a Second Language in Italy.