When the World Sees What’s Inside of You

Our minds have been twisted by the ways of the world. We live as if we don’t want people to comprehend what God has done in our lives. We’re terrified they’ll be too impressed with us and elevate us to the status of demigods. The world has a tendency to worship what they perceive, ignoring the source of the miracle/wonder.

When Paul is talking to the believers in Galatia, he did not toot his own horn, rather lived before those people in a way that made them see what had taken place in Paul and praised God as The One who had done it.

Galatians 1: 24 And they were glorifying God because of me.

This time has come for the Body of Christ to shine through. We must let the world see what God has done in us individually and as a church and then use the opportunity to introduce the world to The God who can!

We can’t be afraid of what God has done in us. Instead, we need to be gloriously glad about it!

Walking boldly before men telling our story, being careful, and excited, and humble – giving God every glory for it so that they too will glorify Him! We need to acknowledge, daily, the God who has made our lives miraculous and usable.

Matthew 5: 16 In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.

People will know your past, but living in such a way that they know you stay firm in the faith that you may have once ignored can help people see your victory, encouraging them that they, too, can overcome all things. People will be motivated to praise God for the grace that brought about our conversion when we relate our tale. We owe nothing to anyone, but everything to God. When we are not hesitant to relate our tales, people will understand where everything originated from and will join us in ensuring that God receives all of the glory.

Father, embolden us to live our Christ lives out in the open! Help us to take courage and not fear our own pride or the world’s misguided accolades. Teach us how to defer to You both boldly and with great reverence so that this lost and dying generation might be saved!

As I look back over my life, and I think things over. I can truly say that I’ve been blessed! I have a testimony! (Rev. Clay Evans https://youtu.be/daSIcREtiCA)

The Power of Testimony

When we fail to tell people what the Lord has done in our lives; we fail at giving them opportunity to know and serve Him.

I get annoyed when I hear people say to a person sharing their experience with God, “You are always telling that story!”  Why?  Because there are so many texts in the Bible where generations of people fall away from the Almighty God because  – they did not know the Lord and what He had done for their fathers.  Think of the amazing things the Lord did for the Israelites – think about their deliverance from the Egyptians and how their children after them fell away to false gods!

The Word of God tells us that we overcome by the word of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb.  I am not inclined to think that this word of testimony is talking only about our salvation from sin and death; but every victory that we have won in the power of Christ!

No matter where you are, there is sure to be someone in the room who is deciding whether or not Christ is the answer for them.  You can not always know what people are struggling with, but you can rest assured that whatever He saved you from – there is someone else who needs to know His power in that same way!

I am always telling my children about the power of obedience to Christ.  I know for certain that my life would have been very, very different had I not heeded His call even though I did not like what He was calling me to!  So, whenever any of them have a decision to make my first question is, “Have you talked to the Lord about it?”  That is quickly followed up with my testimony, which they have heard now hundreds of times.  I don’t call it beating a dead horse – I call it reinforcing for them power, peace, victory and joy that comes when you obey.  If my children don’t obey God, it won’t be because I didn’t teach them.  They can never say that no one ever told them to just obey God.

19225458_1832950003388471_1539705968881985503_nThis photo is of my mother-in-love, Beatrice Evelyn Sorrell Chinn.  She passed away in 1996.  One of the most beautiful memories I have of my mother-in-law is her journals.  She wrote down her prayers for her children, her daughters-in-law, her grandchildren.

We found those journals after her death.  They served as a reminder to us that she trusted in God for all that concerned us and it reminded us to place our trust in Him as well.

Will your posterity know in whom you trusted?  I don’t know what your testimony is — but especially in your family and in your spheres of influence – Tell Your Story!  You were once blind – but now you see!  You were once lost – but now you’re found.

You were once ___________________________; but now you’re ________________________.  Tell It!


Joshua 2:10

And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers.  And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel.