Hey guys! It has DEFINITELY been a while! I’m so sorry! Summer kinda got me carried away. That saying that goes, ‘time flies’ is so accurate. It was July yesterday and now all of a sudden, it’s now towards the end of August. But I hope everyone is well!
I recently was just thinking about my own testimony. I asked myself, what’s my story? How did I come to know Christ? Because this is a question that will definitely be asked of me in my Christian journey. Honestly, I dread that question. I get anxious if I know someone will ask me and I definitely know that when you are talking about Christ to non-Christians it will definitely come up.
In church, we used to have these moments called “I have decided” moments. Someone will come up on stage, everything blacked out with a single spotlight on them and smoke to create and atmosphere. They then would share their magnificent story of how they came to know Christ. And I used to sit there, engaged but envious.
IMAGINE! Being jealous of a testimony. Ridiculous, right? But let me tell you why. I don’t have the stories that have abuse, sickness, drugs, partying, sleeping around or alcohol. And I am truly grateful that I don’t but I used to think my testimony wasn’t as powerful because I wasn’t “saved” from these kind of things. It is an amazing thing when you see God has delivered people from such things and there is a huge difference in them that can only be credited to God. But here I was, jealous at the fact my testimony wasn’t as powerful as those testimonies and all I had was just a boring testimony. I didn’t have that life-changing angelic encounter testimony. Me coming to know Christ was a gradual process, He was working in everything in my life that led me to Him.
If you’re in the same boat as me – raised as a Christian, never really did anything extreme – and you made the decision to follow Christ, be assured. Your testimony is JUST as powerful as the others. The fact that Christ has saved us FROM death is something to bold about. Christ chose you to be a part of His family. Through Him, we are reconciled to God and that is powerful in itself.
“Jesus, the only one who could ever save” – Build my life, Housefires
Philippians 1:18-20 (NIV) says, “But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motive or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.” I love what uncle Paul is saying here. It doesn’t matter what the story is, as long as CHRIST is preached! So regardless of how you and I came to Christ, we are to rejoice because Christ has been preached and Christ is exalted and glorified through our testimony!
Beloved, rejoice in the fact that we now know Him!
Tell me your story, how did you come to know Christ?