LITHONIA, GA 30058
Doc's Blog Jots
|Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM|
Youtube audio version = http://youtu.be/MgNaQdDWCNM
Testify!Good Morning – Today’s power scripture comes from Mark 8:38 -Revised Standard Version (RSV)
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Earlier this year, during church service we marked our obedience to the call of God as we celebrated our second church anniversary with prayer, praise and testimonies. It was wonderful to hear faithful members speak of the goodness of God with recounts of healings; homes and reconciled relationships. As each person spoke we all drew strength from their testimonies to face our futures with even brighter expectations and hope.
It is important for the Body of Christ to testify. It serves several great purposes. First and foremost the acknowledgement upon which it is anchored honors God as a means of giving thanks for what he has done. In sharing the acts or deeds that God provides we let others know that God is always listening and addressing the issues of our hearts. Speaking out about God’s providential care lets the non-believers know that we serve a God who cares about every aspect of our lives. Testimonies record sequentially the works of the Father; which allows us to ‘flip back’ through the pages of our history to refresh and renew our commitment to God and each other.
Do not be ashamed of your life in Christ or the ways which God orchestrates to bring change. When it is your time, I am sure you want Jesus to stand boldly before the throne of Grace and shout your worthiness to the God of Creation. What might seem trivial or just commonplace to you could be a great testimony for someone struggling to see or move to the next level in their faith. Your words could provide the reassurance they need or the framework of how to address an issue. . Just telling how long you prayed before the answer manifested itself, could give a fellow believer the freedom to trust God’s heart when they cannot see God’s hand. Open up and share your story. We need to hear it.
Every day is a good day it is up to us to make it a GREAT power-filled day. Be blessed! Dr. JoAnn
Categories: Power Scriptures