Monday, May 17, 2010
Spiritual Tips 2 Share It!
'The Skinny on sharing your Testimony'
Why do it?
1. Why we need to testify... It's plain in the word of God.... in the book of Revelation 12:11 "But they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony..."
I also want to add that by stepping out verbally is part of a process...
In 1 Corinthians 2:4&5 we hear Paul say, "My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God."
Your testimony is a shoe-in for people to be receptive to the power of God, and the process we go through is less and less of Us (as Paul was talking of those 'persuasive words of wisdom') but instead more and more of the physical presence of God flowing through us touching people. So He's laid this burden upon my heart to encourage people in sharing their testimonies... like an athlete has to train the body, we too should be taking heed of the scriptures and step out into being a vessel for the power of God.
2. Multiplication with a video is wisdom. If you find yourself repeating your testimony to people, consider all the people out there that could benefit from it that you don't personally run across. Consider getting it out there 24/7 for people to come across and be blessed by it, by the direction of the Holy Spirit. Seems like a no-brainer. If you cast the net, Jesus will fill it, but the key is that you have to get that net out there. Want to catch one fish... tell your neighbor.... want to allow God to do more, put it in a medium that can reach many.
3. Reaching the one. It's not about quality. The Spirit of God on a piece is felt regardless... and although multiplication is wisdom, as far as quantity... we could be used as a shepherd that goes after the 1 from the 99. So-- after publishing a video, and not getting responses, don't lose heart... you could be the only one to reach one that would then turn around and reach millions. Can you see the honor in that? Some sow, some water and some harvest... each cannot live without the hand of the other and each is equally important in the Kingdom.
4. Builds our own faith. When our past is healed, we can give praise to God, which of course, encourages others (if you got through it, I can get through this too!). The very act of delivering your testimony can be a powerful signpost for you.
So let's talk about Getting Hands-on and doing it!
From 'Bystander' to Participant
Special background musical thanks: D. Glas (Douglas Stambler)-Convergence (modern classical)