Today I am posting this brief article by one of our APP Staff, Darnell Wilson. It is a good perspective on our Christian testimony. Enjoy!
Do you have a great testimony? A testimony by definition is giving evidence that something is true. A Christian testimony glorifies God by giving evidence that support the biblical claims made about His glory, the redemptive work of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit.
The purpose of a testimony is to glorify God the Father, exalt the redemptive work of Christ and give evidence to the working of the Holy Spirit in your life.
But how then do you know if your testimony is a “great” one? The glory of God the Father, the redemptive work of Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit are all unmatched in their greatness. If your testimony points to them and gives evidence for them it cannot help but be great.
It is a misconception to believe that a great testimony has to involve great sin or graphic details of wickedness. If you’re a Christian God has rescued you from a life of drugs, alcohol, immorality and thousands of other sins whether or not you ever experienced them specifically. You do not need to experience something in order to be rescued from it. A testimony that gives evidence for the work of God is by definition great because all the works of God are great. God does not need your sin as a backdrop in order for Him to look glorious or in order for you to enjoy Him more fully.
Testimonies are evidences that point to the glory of God the Father, the redemptive work of Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit. Their “greatness” is measured to the degree that they point others to the work of God. If you are a Christian your testimony is a great one!