The Power of Your Testimony!
Written by Christi Given | November 27, 2011
When sharing your faith with others, there is something very important that will add to the power of God’s work in your life — your testimony. Some of you may ask, “What is a testimony?” It’s sharing and expressing your story or experiences in life and revealing God’s glory through it.
For example, maybe someone went through a hard time, experimented with partying and then had a 180-degree change in life. Now that person is devoted to her faith, is participating in healthy, positive activities and is sharing her story to bring hope to friends or non-believers.
Some people may ask: Can anyone share their testimony? Do you have to be a pastor or official leader to do this?
No. Anyone with a testimony of faith may share. We all have different backgrounds and we’ve all gone through many experiences, whether good or bad. The POWER of the testimony can give hope and life, bring connections and love, and, most importantly, can show God’s glory.
Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your POWER … All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name. Come and see what God has done how awesome his works in man’s behalf! (Psalm 66:3,5).
Part of my testimony is that my dad passed away suddenly when I was 14 years old. I was just a freshman in high school and was very close to him. I went through a time of healing. This time was very difficult but I couldn’t have done it without God’s love. The entire time I had friends, family and other people from my church praying for me and supporting me.
Even though this was so tragic for me, God had a bigger plan and knew that I could handle it and that it would make me a stronger person. I know my dad was a believer in Jesus and loved the Lord. I have the assurance that I will be reunited with him again one day in eternity.
I’ve learned so many things through this experience with loss. Now, I try and see the bright side of things and why God would allow difficult things to happen. I try not to look to myself. Instead, I look to the fact that I may be able to help someone else who needs it. For instance, I could help a friend or family member who experiences death or any other type of loss or moment of grief for the first time.
Because I have this strength through God and my faith, I can reach out to others in need and really have compassion. In addition, my testimony proves that you can get through loss with God’s help. If you call on Jesus, he is right there!!!! He is the comforter!
I have seen many friends go through hard times and I have seen the power of prayer. Nicole is my best friend and I have seen her blossom into a beautiful woman of God. I remember sharing many moments with her when she was going through difficult times, telling her that ONE DAY(which is now, PI girls!), Nicole would use her gifts and testimony for God’s glory! I am so proud of her and I know it is the POWER of God. Not only that, her TESTIMONY speaks volumes: God can do anything!
What is impossible with men, is possible with God (Luke 18:27).
I once heard a pastor say: Your TEST becomes your TESTIMONY! PI girls, don’t be afraid to share what God has done in your life (THAT is your testimony). And if you are currently going though times of testing or trial, reach out for prayer. We are here for you at Project Inspired!