Should I testify of God’s miracles?
Question: “Should I testify of God’s miracles? Should I tell others what God has done for me?”
A testimony, in our context, is a public recounting of a religious conversion or experience. It is derived from the word meaning “do again”. It is accurately detailing a miracle that has occurred in your life or the life of another and gives glory to God. It shows the nature and heart of God and encourages all that hear.
Many wonder if God will provide miracles in their lives. To say no is to deny the Word of God. Some may say, “God may provide miracles for the pastor or the church leaders, but why should God perform a miracle for me?” Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism (Acts 10:34). You are just as important in God’s sight as any other Christian in the world. Hearing testimonies of God’s miracles demonstrates His great love for His children. Giving your testimony builds you and others up.
[ Give glory to God by telling of His miracles ]
Testimonies remind us “what God has done for others, He will do for us.” When we forget miracles, we do not talk about them, and when we do not talk about them we expect them less, and when we expect them less, we stop receiving them. Failure to testify of God’s miracles leads to removal of the mental and emotional standard that protects us from dropping away from God’s truth.
Rather than focusing on the negative parts of life, testimonies help us focus on the glory, power, and love of God to help us in our time of need.
Testimonies encourage our faith, replaying the wonders of God in our life. A testimony demonstrates and reminds us that He did miracles before and He will provide miracles again. We cannot help but have our confidence enhanced when we hear and remember God’s miracles.
Maintaining a journal of miracles is a great way to remember our miracles and the miracles of others.
As the testimony of one miracle inflames confidence in the hearers, other miracles can be expected. While those who deny telling the miracles of God are robbing God of the glory due Him, giving testimonies of God’s miracles naturally brings forth praise and confidence in God. Testimonies remind us of the loving miracles that God has provided His children in the past and will provide again.
God calls our testimonies forth as a commandment.
Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you (Luke 8:39).
but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth (Acts 1:8).
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