Wednesday, July 26 – Acts 26:12-15
“While so engaged, as I was journeying to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests, at midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who were journeying with me. And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ And I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.”
Sharing our testimony often seems overwhelming. We worry about how someone may respond or wonder if we are going to speak correctly before the words even come out of our mouths. In this passage, Paul shared his testimony, and nothing about it was complicated. He simply shared about what God had done in his life. How many times have you shared a story about something that happened to you? Probably more times than you can count! Yet for some reason, when we add the factor of giving God credit for what has happened in our lives, we are intimidated and shrink back. Maybe it’s because we think it might sound crazy. Paul certainly could’ve thought this as he talked about a bright light from God and a previously dead man speaking directly to him.
But Paul shared anyway. He knew the transformation that had taken place in him, and rather than try to validate it before others, he simply shared what happened. What would happen if sharing our testimonies became something common in our lives? Who would come to know Jesus if we simply gave the opportunity to know Him personally through our own stories? There is no need to complicate what God has made abundantly clear: His grace has transformed us, and His Spirit is alive in us.
- What are some things that intimidate you about sharing your testimony with someone?
- Whose testimony has made a deep impact on your life?
- Pray and thank God for the testimonies that have impacted your life. Ask Him to equip you to share your testimony with someone else for His glory.