Our pastor explained that there are two reasons our church has people give a brief testimony before they are baptized: (1) to pronounce their belief in Jesus as their Savior and (2) to share their testimony of God has been working in their heart and life. For the next several weeks, I continued to think and pray about testimonies and this is what God revealed to me:
So after seeking His will, BBM want to offer you the opportunity to share your story!! Every Thursday, we will feature a testimony from and by YOU, our readers!
- We all have a story.Our lives are a story. We all have a past, a present and a future.
- God wants us to share our story.Whatever you've gone through - good, bad, trials, struggles, tragedy, victory, setbacks, triumphs and more - God intends to use for His glory. Chances are someone else is going through the same thing and God longs to use what He has done in your life to minister to someone else!
I know what you're thinking...
~"But I'm not a writer, story-teller or blogger. I can't submit a testimony!" YES, YOU CAN!!!
I'm not looking for a perfectly written, grammatically correct essay. I'm looking for real stories of how God has changed your life!~"Testimonies are just about a conversion, when someone accepted Jesus as Savior." FALSE!!! That's where you allowed Christ to begin walking with you. A testimony can be from any point in your life. It may be something God has recently revealed to you OR maybe a tragedy occurred, you got angry at God and found that despite the pain his comfort & grace was enough, OR maybe you had a past hurt that was finally healed through the power of forgiveness OR maybe you witnessed God "show-up" during a time when all your faith was on the line.
This new ministry will only work if you will share your story! I know, you're nervous; maybe your hands are getting sweaty, your heart is pounding and over the next few days you won't be able to get this thought out of your head. LISTEN - That's God prompting you!
Your testimony could be the very tool that God is waiting to use in someone else's life.
Please email your testimony to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send me a message on our Facebook page. If you have any questions, please let me know. I'd be happy to help you!
I know God is going to do mighty things! I look forward to reading how God has made your life, His testimony!
Be A Blessing,