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GUEST POST: The Power of a Personal Testimony

As a believer, you have a testimony. 1 John 5:11 says “And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” This is the testimony each believer shares which is powerful in itself. Then we each have a personal testimony, which we should openly share with others in hopes of bringing people to Christ. No matter what your testimony is, it has the power to do that and more!

Let’s say you became a Christian at a young age and never backslidden. You have a testimony of faith, love, and commitment. Others can look at your life and learn from your decision to remain faithful. They can see what it truly means to be committed and learn from you how to implicate this in their own lives. You never truly will know how many people are watching and learning from your testimony.

Let’s say you were a Christian growing up but at some point became backslidden, then returned to the Lord sometime after. You have a testimony of grace, everlasting love, and forgiveness. You are the prodigal son whose Father welcomed you back with open arms. This speaks to other’s hearts about forgiving our God truly is. He will wait patiently and understandingly for you, allowing you to make a personal decision to come home, without forcing you to draw near or by pushing you away.

Now let’s say you were an atheist, never knowing who Jesus was, until one day your whole world flipped around and you became a Christ follower. You have a testimony of God’s sovereignty, and of revelation and redemption. When you have a revelation of who God is, sharing that with others gives them the proof of the Almighty God, which many seek. Your personal testimony has the ability to cast out the doubt and misbelief they may have and plant seeds of hope in Jesus. If they have never known about Jesus, you are introducing them to and planting seeds of a potential relationship with their creator.

So no matter what your testimony may be, do not underestimate the power that lies within. Openly share your testimony wherever you are. There are many people out there who will benefit from hearing and seeing you live it out. You plant the seeds, God waters them! So sprinkle seeds generously and see how God uses you!

“Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.” (Psalm 66:16)

Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.

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Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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