Monday, November 1, 2010

Anybody Wanna Testify?...


Once in a Youth Service I was required to get up in front of everyone there and lead testimony service, but I couldn't just lead it I had to make a "speech" before it and it had to at least be a minute. As you probably all know I was scared out of my mind! I hated to be up there and to be honest they were lucky I showed up. Anyways while I was up there I talked about the importance of testifying and letting people know what God has done for you, but now as I think about testimonies they aren't just so others know what God has done for you, but it's also a way for you to really realize what He's done. Sometimes we go through life and have so many things to be thankful for, but we don't even realize it until we speak it. I know that if you're anything like me that won't be easy, but I'm not even saying that you have to stand up in front of your whole church, but tell your friends, your family, or post it on Facebook. Don't think of it as being boastful because you aren't being boastful, you're just sharing what the Lord has done for you. The Lord wants you to share your testimonies with others, so that they can have faith and hope, then one day when they are in that same place they can look back and remember that He did it for you. Think about it have you ever been in a place in life where you had no faith or hope then you remember that someone else was there and you think if God can bring them through it then he can bring you through it? I have and it gives me the faith and the hope that I need. So share you're testimony. Who wants to testify?!
If you have a testimony that you would like to share please leave it in a comment I would love to know what the Lord has done for you. I don't care if it happened recently or years ago, I want to know.

3 comments:

♫♪♥christine♥♪♫ said...

God has saved my from death multiple times in my life, when I was born, on a canoe trip, and in a 4-wheeling accident. The time when I was being born I had the cord wrapped around my neck, which the medical staff safely removed. On the canoe trip I was very young the canoe had grabbed a hold of my leg and was pulling me under the water was very strong and rough that day and as the canoe was pulling me under my mom was praying and God gave her the strength that she needed to pull me up and somehow the canoe let go of me. Now for my personal favorite was the 4-wheeling accident I was once again younger and I was riding the 4-wheeler with my sister, Nyla. She had been driving around with me just having a good time and she decided to take me up this steep hill, she was unaware that she had it in the wrong gear so as we got about half way up the hill the 4-wheeler fell backwards, my sister landed on me and knocked the wind out of me, as I laid there she rolled over and the 4-wheeler was coming down and it was going to land right on me, that day God gave my sister the strength to push away the 4-wheeler with her leg. Instead of landing on me, which would have killed me, it landed on her hand. I have so many other testimonies, but had it not been for these I would have never had another testimony to give.

Jeannie said...

About six months ago, I was in a horrible marriage. I had been married to my husband for two an half years. During those years, I sufffered from abuse. My husband would blame me for his own problems, acuse me of problems that we faced as a couple in general, at times he would even beat me till the point where I couldn't stand up for several hours. Because of bruses and variosus marks and depressional states, I quit going to church, my faith failed, my prayer lifed weakend and I didn't go out in public as much because I didn't want to be seen like that. As someone who was raised pentecostal, I didn't believe in divorce and at the same time I knew that what I was suffering from and the effects of it were not healthy or "God Like". When people would try to tell me that I was in an unhealthy situation, I would tell them that it was my business and that I knew what I was doing. About a few months ago, I sat in my room all day and prayed that God would keep my husband from abusing me. The next day we had an unexpected family member come to town, on normal circumstances this would be an exciting time. However, for me it was an eye opener. I saw for myself what was truely happening. I called some of my close family members and friends and I waited until my husband left town. When he left, I moved out of the house. At first I felt so much pain and felt like I was doing something horrible and I also felt really stressed. I started bleeding that night and couldn't stop, I tried everything to make the bleeding stop. I decided to go to the hospital. When I got there and explained my symptoms to the doctor and she ordered some tests and it had appeared that I was having a miscarriage. This made me go into an even deeper depression, facing the fact of loosing a husband and a baby all in one day. As I sat in bed one night crying, decided to to everything possible to overcome this depression. I am now turning my life completely around. I am going to church again and living a christian life. I thank God for how he opened my eyes and made me see for myself that I was in a dangerous situation. At times I wonder, If I didn't get out of my marriage, what would of happened to me, for all I know I could of ended up in a wheelchair and had to give up my career. So I thank God that he brought me out of an abusive situation and that he is turning my life around and bringing me out of this depression and that I have the desire to live my life and worship him everyday.

grinchygurl said...

=) Christine you know well enough that God has been there for me in SO many ways!!!! Definitly woulnd't be here without Him!!! =) He's brought me out of sin & darkness... He's brought me out of situations that Ive gotten myself into & didn't deserve to be pulled out of & He did it anyways EVEN when I never asked him too cause when He would I'd just go back & do it again. But, Im thankful that He's a loving caring gracious merciful forgiving GOD!!!!!!!!!!