Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, April 23
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Power Of Your Testimony
Mark 5:19 NKJV "However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, 'Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.'"
Many of us don't realize how powerful testimonies are. And what we have done is to limit testimonies within the four walls of the church. But the best place to share a testimony is outside the church, at home, at work, in the bus, on Facebook, Twitter, BBM; because testimonies are powerful tools for evangelism.
Remember the Samaritan woman in John 4, that Jesus met by the well? The Bible says, "The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, 'Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?' Then they went out of the city and came to Him. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, 'He told me all that I ever did.'" Many believed because of her testimony! Hallelujah!
When you have been saved and delivered from anything at all, big or small, significant or "insignificant", no matter how bad or "disgraceful" or "shameful" it may have been, you have a responsibility to share it with the world, that God might be glorified and that they might believe. When Paul testified before Festus, King Agrippa and other nobles of his past life and actions, how he was saved and called into the ministry, King Agrippa said to him, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.” That's how powerful testimonies are. Testify!