The Power of A Testimony

Revelation 12:11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony

As believers, moms, dads, professionals, and business people we are challenged to be salt and light in our community.  We shine best in dark places and are ambassadors for Christ in the communities that we live.  Julie and I seek to build our marriage and family on I Peter 2:5 “5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”  We are to be living stones, like the stones placed by Joshua to testify to the great things God has done for the Israelites when rescuing the Jews.

Every day we encounter people and circumstances that provide opportunities to participate in the work that God is doing by sharing the great works that God is doing in our lives.  In my business, I often have the opportunity to share the story of how I came to the plastics manufacturing industry.  In 2002 I was in between jobs and earnestly seeking to be obedient to Gods call in my vocation.  I had a number of opportunities that seemed to be a good fit, but for a variety of reasons did not have peace with them.  I decided to join the plastics manufacturing business.  Many of my friends said I was crazy to go into manufacturing and particularly plastics manufacturing.  The opportunity fit exactly the 5 criteria that I was looking for and I had a peace that God would provide.  (5 Criteria: meaningful relationships, control, entrepreneurial, an adventure to live, challenge to conquer)  Recall that Joshua asked the Jews to march around Jericho 7 times saying that God would deliver the city.  I am certain many thought Joshua was crazy, but obedience brings blessings.  We were trying to revive a historic company that had lost it major customer of 30 years and desperately needed to rebuild the business.  We were in the midst of a recession and business was very competitive.  Believing that God would provide for our needs and being obedient to His call what happened next was nothing short of miraculous.  Within 90 days we were flooded with new business from a number of new customers.  We were cranking up the machines and hiring people.  In all my career I have never seen anything like it.  In my sales and business development career it was not uncommon to have a pipeline of several opportunities that could impact the business and if we had 10 opportunities winning 2 or 3 was a home run.  In this situation we collected 10 impactful opportunities and they all fell.  May God be glorified!  I have the opportunity to share this story as part of our regular business conversation routinely.  Testifying to the things God is doing in your life should be a natural part of your conversation and is a powerful encouragement to those that hear.  The power of telling of your personal encounter with God and His blessing on your life is the most natural, genuine, and impactful way to share your faith with others.

Sharing your testimony encourages and inspires others to recognize God’s work in their life and be encouraged by your words.  Seek God daily and pray for Him to make Himself known to you.  I promise you that He will show up and He will do great things in your life that you can share with others and testify to his great truth and love.  Take a moment now to remember and reflect on the great things God has done in your life.  Share these with your friends, family, co-workers and others that you cross paths in your daily activities.  Ask God to make Himself known to you today and do a great work in your life.

Revelation 12:11 tells of the destruction of the dragon, Satan, that was accomplished through the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony

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