COMMENTARY: The word testimony means public declaration of one’s Christian experience. Last week, I shared my personal testimony of salvation in The Salt Mine. I also shared my testimony at three meetings: as the keynote speaker at a dinner; at a gathering of Christian business owners; and at a meeting of area pastors. From the feedback received, all of these opportunities encouraged the saints. Plus, at the dinner, the Holy Spirit stirred at least one soul to place her faith in Christ for salvation.
Since being born again 31 years ago, I have shared my testimony countless times one-on-one, at meetings, in print, on the radio, on television, and online. I’ve also published and distributed 16,000 copies of a gospel tract containing my testimony. How can I not share what God has done in my life when people’s eternal destiny is at stake?
APPLICATION: When was the last time you shared your testimony with someone else? With co-workers? At church? With family and friends? With professional peers? In public venues and through the media?
Somehow, some way, some time, the Lord can and will give you openings. Your testimony may specifically pertain to your salvation or to how the Lord has and is working in your life in other ways. Remember, God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of love, power and soundness of mind. When He says speak, speak and trust the outcomes to Him.
The SaltMine – www.christatwork.org