Praise HIM with my testimony!
Oh, how I love to praise my Savior!! I can don my favorite Jesus t-shirt, pageant my cross jewelry, and blare my worship music on a regular basis but, when it comes to verbally sharing what Christ has done for me I can sometimes show more restraint. When it comes to telling MY testimony, I FEAR what others will think of me. I reason with myself that no one needs to know the black that use to hold my soul captive. That it would be embarrassing for them to know the sins I have committed, the doubts I have succumb to, or the fact that I really don’t have it all together.
Fear can keep us from giving God the Praise and Glory that he more than deserves. Fear can keep us from experiencing the opportunity to bless others with how much the Lord loves them and wants to give them a testimony of his love. Fear can keep us captive when it will not allow us to testify to what grace we have been given and that same grace is available to them. In 2 Timothy 1:7-8 Paul tells Timothy, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me his prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God”.
So, deny that shackle of Fear and move on into Praise! Praise the Lord with your testimony. Proclaim to others of the mercies and grace he has shown you.
“we are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”.
1 Peter 2:9
Think about it: Does fear keep you from sharing your testimony? In what ways can you step out in faith in order to not be ashamed?
Pray: My King, my Savior, my giver of all things, please forgive me for letting fear be a stumbling block. Lord, give me strength to be courageous in sharing of my testimony. I want sing your praises so the world will know that you have pulled me out of darkness into your beautiful light. In your precious son’s name, Amen