However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.” (Mk 5:19)
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. (Ps 66:16)
“Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” (Joh 4:29)
These passages all have one thing in common—they pertain to sharing your own testimony of what God has done for you. We need to remember that our testimony is important. We each have a testimony of how we came to accept Christ as our Savior and Lord.
We also have additional testimonies of answered prayer—some of which are clearly in the realm of signs, wonders, and miracles. We must be bold to joyously share the great things that God has done for us.
- Your testimony is unlike anyone else’s. The honesty and reality of it will be used by the Holy Spirit to move in people’s hearts.
- The Bible tells us share our testimony. (1 Pet 3:15-16)
- All people love to hear stories. This is the age of superheroes, so introduce people to a true Hero—their Savior.
- Your testimony strengthens the faith of all those who hear it—and will even strengthen and encourage your own faith as you remember what God has done for you in the past.
- It will encourage other people who may be going through a similar situation. In this way, you may be able to help them carry their burden. (Gal 6:2)
- Every time you retell how you came to know Christ as your Savior, you revive your experience of it. It helps to keep you connected and plugged into your first Love. (Rev 2:4)
- Your testimony gives glory to God because it points people to the Savior Jesus.