If you’ve grown up in the church, or even if you’ve spent a few years in the church, the phrase “share your testimony” might be growing stale in your heart. This idea, like many others, has been repeated so many times that we are tempted to forget its power in our lives.
Every now and then, it’s important that we slow down and think about the ideas we’ve grown accustomed to hearing and ask ourselves, “What does this really mean for me and how am I applying it to my life?”
So, we’re asking this question: Why is sharing my testimony so important?
Kirk Cameron spent some time answering this question in his weekly video series inside the exclusive community called The Campfire. First, Kirk explains the original meaning of testimony and how it applies to the testimony of faith:
“Testimony has the same root word as someone who testifies. If you were in court and you testified, you’re telling your story of what you saw and what you heard, because you were there! You were an eyewitness,” Kirk explains. “And when it comes to your testimony of faith, it’s the same idea.”
Kirk goes on to share the story of Paul from the Bible, and how his most effective tool for spreading the gospel was sharing his story, his testimony, of his experience of coming to know Christ.
Many of us are hesitant to share the story of Jesus with others because we think we are not equipped, or not knowledgeable enough to be a witness for God, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! If you have come to know Christ as your Lord and Savior, and if He has changed your heart and your life, that’s all you need! Your story of the work and power of Jesus in your life is the most convincing and powerful way to share the gospel.
Kirk says that it’s important that you know what your life was like before you came to faith, and what life is like after you came to faith.
Not only should we know and share our testimony with others, but our lives should continue to reflect that testimony through our actions. Kirk believes that “Our current actions and behaviors should continue that story.”
He closes with an encouraging word:
“Learn the story of how God entered your world, and how God changed your life. If you do that, God will surely use that to encourage others, to comfort others, and to inspire others to share their faith.”