WHY? To Give us a Testimony for the Lord

When we are called to give a testimony, we are giving witness to what we have seen or heard.  The most important testimony that we can give is, the testimony of the day the Lord saved our soul.  We know the what, when, where and who of that most precious event in our lives.  We can give witness to the fact that we have been forgiven based on the authority of God’s Word.  We should have a desire to share that testimony with the world.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

There is, however more to our testimony than when we got saved.  Our life from then until now is a walk of faith.  This means that we should be daily trusting in the Lord no matter what situations may arise in our lives.  The trials and pain that enter into our lives are more than opportunities to grow in our faith, but these times of testing are also opportunities to see God move in our lives.  God’s power is displayed through our times of testing.

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Paul exhorts Timothy to continue to be a witness for the Lord in spite of the afflictions he had to endure.  Our ministry to a lost world is, not only to share the gospel, but to also glorify God in our trials.  Let people know who the source of the comfort and power we experience is, as we navigate our trials.

Our trials and the grace and strength we receive from the Lord is a huge part of the testimony we are to share.  After all we are witnesses to what the Lord is doing in our lives.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Many people say that, “The Lord will never give you more than you can handle.”  Well, the truth is, He will regularly give us more than we can handle, so that we will turn to Him.  Then, when He has taken us trough our trials, we can testify of all that He has done for as we put our trust in Him.