Witness with Your Story
For you are to be his witness, telling everyone what you have seen and heard.
Acts of the Apostles 22:15 NLT
In Acts chapter 22, Paul told the story of his own conversion. A story that he told frequently in the book of Acts. He quoted the words spoken to him by Ananias after Paul met Jesus on the road to Damascus. The words of Ananias are for anyone and everyone who has decided to be a follower of Jesus. We all are to be His witness. We are witnesses of what we have seen and heard.
I can’t be a witness to what you’ve seen or heard. No court of law would allow me to testify about something I heard about second-hand. The only witness in a court of law is someone who experienced the event first-hand.
What has God done in your life?
When I was young, I thought I needed to have some great testimony. In our churches, we frequently had ex-drug addicts, murderers, or prostitutes share their testimonies of how they came to know Christ. Their stories were very moving about God’s grace and mercy rebuilding their brokenness. I wondered how the testimony of a kid who grew up in church could have the same kind of impact.
Then, one day God helped me to see that I could give testimony to God’s grace that can keep you from destructive choices. Because I surrendered my life to Christ at a young age, I never felt the need to fit in with everybody else. I knew God had called me to something different. I was okay with not being a part of the many things others did.
What is your story?
Holy Spirit, help me to see how your grace worked in my life. Help me to be able to tell others what I have experienced.
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