When my daughter was in High School, she asked me a good question; “Mom, how do I get a great testimony?” This continues to be a timely question in a world where sin often is fashionable.
What do you think is the greatest testimony of Christ that can be given? Perhaps the drug addict who was delivered and now serves God? That is, indeed, a powerful testimony of God’s saving grace.
Could the greatest testimony be the one given by a person whose heart had grown hard as their life grew busy and successful? Christ flooded into their emptiness bringing restoration and hope; emotionally, mentally and spiritually? Without any doubt, that would be an incredible testimony of God’s restoring grace.
How about the person who has become involved in the occult? They worshiped evil and practiced horrible rituals. One day, they accepted Christ as their Savior and became Born Again to a new life of purity. Surely this testimony of deliverance would be the greatest of all?
It would be difficult to decide which of these powerful testimonies would be the greatest. God’s power to restore and deliver is awesome. However, perhaps, the greatest testimony has to be the aged man or woman who can stand with tears in their eyes and boldly proclaim; “I gave my heart to Jesus when I was young. I have served Him my whole life.”
Every testimony is a GREAT testimony! But, if you are young and it concerns you that you “don’t have a testimony,” don’t think you must go into the world before you fully commit to Christ so you can be a success story!
Whether you gave your heart to Jesus when young, or later in life, you have the opportunity to have one of the greatest testimonies that any person can ever give; the testimony of a fully committed life. Treasure that opportunity and set your heart on living for Christ from this moment on and keep yourself only to Him so that one day, you will hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:23)
Psalms 37:25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
Prayer: Lord, God, help me to keep my heart clean, washed daily in the blood of Jesus. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins. Thank you for your Holy Spirit that brings conviction to my