My thoughts today are drawn to Jesus’s testimony in which we can now have communion with our Heavenly Father, God.
Jesus showed us the Father’s love through Him while on earth and soon after His resurrection Jesus became a living testimony for all to receive.
Because of Jesus’s resurrection we can all have an opportunity to be with both our Father God and Jesus in eternity, but it will take turning our life over to Him, this is called the born-again experience.
Simply put, believing that Jesus died for you and me, following His ways and willingly turning from our sins, will bring us into that relationship. When we repent, Jesus will give us a new spirit, a new mind. His Spirit. The Holy Spirit will take up residency in us making us a new man in Christ Jesus, leading us into all truth.
Today, your life is being read everyday by people around you. In this letter let’s look at what it means to be a testimony? To choose life is to love the Lord your God, obey him, and stay close to him. Yes, the Christian will be known by their fruit.
Here are a few questions you may want to think about…
- Does your life show Jesus Christ in ALL you do? People are watching…looking for the TRUTH.
- Do they see the TRUTH in you?
- Does your life ALWAYS testify?
Daily – our lives are being read as a book .
- What is it that people see or who does people see you as?
- Do they see one with faith – one that is encouraging – one that believes God’s Word – one that is walking the walk?
My hope is that they perceive you as a Christian – Christ-like. Our lives as a Christian is to be a living testimony. In the Christian life, God’s blessings and favor are to be told – to our friend’s family, co-workers, etc.
We ought to be so grateful to our Heavenly Father for all He has done and is doing in our lives that we should always have a testimony to share with those in our life.
So many times in our busy lives it is easy to overlook what God does in our life. God expects us to (testify) to be a witness – to give evidence of all (both big and small) things He does within our lives.
I am so grateful of all God has done for me…starting with allowing me to be born-again…to become His child; as I responded to the drawing of the Holy Spirit and believed God’s plan for redemption for ALL mankind.
YES…As I received and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and turned away from my old life, God gave me a brand-new heart. God places new desires as I began to follow His Word (the Bible) and walked in His steps.
That is to say, I became a Christian (Christ-like). Yes, I am soooo grateful for this new life in Him. My heart is filled with a joy that is beyond describable. His blessings and favor follows the believer because of the love of the Father for His children.
As we can see from the following scriptures; Jesus tells us to share the goodness and healing that God has done for us. (Let it be a testimony to all that hears – a living, caring God)
Matthew 8:1 – 4 (NLT) Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside. Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him… “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” Jesus reached out and touched him.
“I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared. Then Jesus said to him, “Don’t tell anyone about this.
Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy. This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.”
Are you WILLING to be recruited? “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.” Are you willing…to be a worker, a servant?
Matthew 9:37 – 38 (NLT) He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
- Who do YOU love the most?
- Who comes FIRST in your life?
- Who do YOU put FIRST in your life?
- What do you put FIRST in your life?
As always, love in Christ Jesus,