I Am His Witness

Sharing the Truth.

Encouraging you to join me on this journey of growing closer to God each year.

Being faithful to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

That’s what this blog is all about.  So I related to Paul in Acts 20 when he says, “I declare today that I have been faithful.  If anyone suffers eternal death, it’s not my fault for I didn’t shrink from declaring all that God wants you to know.”

Basically, Paul is bluntly saying, “If you go to hell, don’t blame me.”

I am a witness to the power and love of God.  I have personally experienced God’s forgiveness and comfort.  I see him moving in my life – working all things out for my good.  I hear his voice in my head and his truth is my compass for living.

I trust God – he always keeps his promises.  And one of his promises is that, by accepting the salvation Jesus offers to everyone, I am made acceptable in God’s eyes and I am given a forever home with him in heaven.

There is nothing I can do to get into heaven without Jesus as my Savior.  I cannot give enough, be kind enough, go to church enough or serve enough to earn my ticket into heaven.  Jesus is the Only Way.

And those of us who have accepted the free gift of salvation through Jesus have an obligation to tell others.  We are his witnesses.  We have had a personal encounter with the Creator of the Universe and we need to share our story.  We don’t have all the answers to all the mysteries in the Bible but we know what God has done in our lives.  That’s our story and we’re the experts on our story.

So we need to tell it.

Please give us opportunities to share our stories, Abba Father, so we can be faithful witnesses for you.

What Did She Do?

When I learn something really interesting, I love to share it.

When something great happens to me, I can’t wait to tell someone about it.

By her actions, this is exactly how the Samaritan woman felt after talking with Jesus.  She discovered he was the Messiah and didn’t even finish getting the water she had come to the well to get.  She left her jar and went into town, telling everyone she saw about Jesus.

She was excited.  She had great news!  She couldn’t wait to tell everyone!

One of the reasons this account is included in God’s word to us is to give us a great example to follow.

I should be like her – excited to tell people that I have met Jesus.  I should be anxious to share this Great News with them.

Satan has confused many of us by telling us that ‘religion’ is a personal thing.  ‘Religion’ may be private but my relationship with God should be as high on the list of topics to talk about with other people as my spouse or my children and grandchildren are.

Why not?  If we have our priorities right, he’s up there at the top.  And there’s no reason not to talk about that.  Many of us often disagree on which sports team to cheer for but we still talk about sports all the time, don’t we?  We don’t all like the same type of weather – hot or cold, sun or snow – but we still talk about the weather all the time, don’t we?

We can talk about God even though we don’t agree on everything.  We can’t let Satan keep us quiet.

And “many of the Samaritans from the town believed in him (Jesus) because of the woman’s testimony”  The people of the town had heard of the Messiah and now they knew someone who had met him.  So they believed.

Every day I experience the love and grace of Jesus in my life.

If you do, too, we both have a testimony which other people need to hear.

Please give us the opportunities and the words, Abba Father.

This is one of those prayers that God always says ‘yes’ to so be watching and ready.