Wednesday, 23 March 2016

40 Acts - Day 37: ' Testify '

Our testimonies are often the best advertisements for Jesus. You don't have to have a perfect life. You don't have to have all your ducks in a row. But being able to articulate how God changed your life is generous because it offers someone else hope. It says to them, 'If he can do it for me, he'll do it for you too.'

Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me.
Psalm 66:16 NLT

You’ve got a story to tell. You might not think so, but you do.

Maybe it’s an adventure story, packed with excitement and suspense. The time you got stranded in Marrakesh. The hunch you followed to set up your own business.

Or maybe it’s a drama. The lost laptop. The relationship crisis. The car that wouldn’t start when you were already late.

Maybe it’s a tragedy. The dreams you lost – or never had. The addictions. The betrayals. The grief.

Or maybe it’s a love story. The parents who believed in you when no one else did. The friends who stuck with you, through thick and thin. The one that got away. The one who stayed.

Probably, your story is a mixture of all of these things. But whatever it is, it matters. As we speak of God’s work in our lives, we are reminded, ’God is for me and he’s for you too. We’re all in this together.’

You don’t need to be strong or brave to have a good story. God has used my weakness to reach others and your words will do the same. In his hands, your story can pierce darkness and rekindle hope. It’s a gift and he calls you to give it.

Sharing our story is not about spotlighting ourselves, but about pointing to our Saviour. You are never the hero of your story; Jesus is. But for this reason, we speak. We speak of the God who made us and faced hell to bring us life. We speak of the arms that carry us, through the furnace and through the storm. We speak of beauty and we speak of brokenness. We speak of his story, and we’re awed by the fact that it’s our story too.

No one can testify to Jesus in the way that you can. 
Today – will you share him?  
And will you share yourself?

Today's blog was written by Emma Scrivener. 
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