July 16 The Power of Your Personal Testimony

scripture reading: John 4:34–38
key verse: Psalm 145:6

Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
And I will declare Your greatness.

Your personal testimony of knowing Christ as Savior and Lord is an effective tool for evangelism and edification. To many, the Bible is antiquated and irrelevant. But people can relate to what God has done, and is doing, in your life.

Whether your conversion to Christ was a quiet living room or Damascus Road experience is insignificant. What matters is that you had an encounter with a personal God that changed your way of thinking and your life.

That encounter is a tangible means of personalizing and manifesting the reality of Christ and His Word—one that the Holy Spirit can use to authenticate the message of the gospel. Even other Christians can be encouraged through your testimony. Many can identify with your struggle of unbelief and doubt. Still others can relate to your continuing discovery of God’s truth as a growing Christian, motivating them to continue the race begun at salvation.

Never be shy about telling someone else what God has done for you. God may use it in ways you never dreamed.

O God, I praise You for what You have done in my life. Now give me the ability to share it with others—powerfully, forcefully, and persuasively.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1998). Enter His gates: a daily devotional. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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