Can I Get a Witness….

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tes·ti·mo·ny

[tes-tuh-moh-nee

noun, plural -nies.

1. the statement or declaration of a witness under oath or affirmation, usually in court

2. evidence in support of a fact or statement; proof


3. open declaration or profession, as of faith


Well, Kelly is hosting another Show Us Your Life this Friday and this one is about your testimony.  Not necessarily a word we use everyday.  For me it’s usually something I only think of in “church circles”.

I was brought up in church and saved as a young child.  I believe that Jesus is God’s Son, that He died on the cross to take the punishment for my sins.  I believe that He was raised from the dead after three days and is alive today!

Fast forward a few years and you’d have found me headed off to college, still the same old church going girl, only with a few mistakes behind me.  In college I never made the connection with the “church kids”.  Oh, now how I wish I had.  I wish I had raced right over to the BCM as soon as I got to Auburn.  I never turned my back on God, I never changed what I believed, I just made lots of bad choices.  Through God’s grace, I am forgiven. 

As I continued to do life MY way, including a failed marriage, God continued to speak to my heart about the choices I was making in my life.  I knew I belonged to Him but just didn’t want to give up that control I thought I had over my own life.  God has been teaching me to step aside, live my life for Him and to trust Him in every situation.  Is it hard?  Yep, but I serve a BIG God.  A God who is bigger that all my mistakes, all my bad choices, a God who loves me and knows me intimately. 

I can share with you the story of my testimony but what about definition number 2 above?  What evidence does someone see in my life that supports my statement of faith.  Was it a one time event? Yes, my salvation was.  But choosing to live a life pleasing to God is something we choose to do everyday.

  • choosing to try and not have a come apart at the local fast food restaurant when they mess up my order
  • choosing to try to give my children just a glimpse of the love that their Heavenly Father has for them
  • choosing to try to seek God’s face before I pick up the phone to hash it out with a girlfriend

Those small, everyday choices to live a life pleasing to God…that is our true testimony.

Until next time,

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