If you hang around in Christian circles long enough, eventually someone will ask you, “What’s your testimony?” This has always been a confusing and somewhat frustrating question. I used to think there was something wrong with me because I really felt like I didn’t have a testimony.
I’m not like Paul who experienced an amazing, instantaneous transformation. I grew up in the church and somewhere along the way became a Christian. I can’t pinpoint the exact date or even the exact age. I’ve definitely had my share of sins and seasons of wandering, but even so, I can’t pinpoint when I was “born again.”
Recently I was reading in 1 Samuel and remembered the words that God spoke to me when he told me I was pregnant, ” She will be the outward sign of your inner healing.” Outward sign, Testimony.
1. Firsthand authentication of a fact: Evidence
2. An outward Sign
I realized I was making it much more complicated than it actually was, as I tend to do. A testimony is simply telling your experience of God. It doesn’t need to be grand or earth-shattering. Much of our experience of God is the day-to-day moments. Experience is relationship.
And relationship is what it’s all about.
Jesus came for relationship. Jesus died for relationship. Jesus was raised again to restore relationship. The Bible, from beginning to end, is all about relationship. The more we experience him, the more we know him, and the more we can share with others.
My sisters and I are starting a weekly Bible study to focus on experiencing God more. We want to be intentional about our relationship with each other and with Him.
I created these Experience Sheets for us to use during our studies. I wanted to share them here for anyone who could benefit from a guided experience with the one who makes all experiences worthwhile.
I love hearing about people’s experiences with God. It creates a greater awareness and a deeper understanding of who he is. I would love to hear about your experiences either below in the comments or through the “contact” page.
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'”
John 8: 31 – 32