Share Your Testimony
John 4: 39-42
42 Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world.” ~ John 4: 42 NLT
Many of us are familiar with John 4 and the encounter that Jesus had with the Samaritan woman at the well. Today, as I was reading this chapter, I was drawn to the following verses John 4:39-42, I love the way The Voice version words it:
39 Meanwhile, because one woman shared with her neighbors how Jesus exposed her past and present, the village of Sychar was transformed—many Samaritans heard and believed. 40 The Samaritans approached Jesus and repeatedly invited Him to stay with them, so He lingered there for two days on their account. 41 With the words that came from His mouth, there were many more believing Samaritans. 42 They began their faith journey because of the testimony of the woman beside the well; but when they heard for themselves, they were convinced the One they were hearing was and is God’s Anointed, the Liberating King, sent to rescue the entire world. (emphasis mine).
I remember when I had my first life changing encounter with Jesus. Like the Samaritans, my faith journey began by the testimony of others close to me. I was drawn to him because of how I saw Him change their life and it made me curious. So little by little I started to invite Him back into my life, I would take a sip here and there to help me through the next heart break, or whatever I was dealing with at the moment. Until one day, I was in so much emotional pain; I guess you can say I “dove” into the Well.
My world as I knew it had been shattered, I hurt to the core of my being. I wanted the pain to end! So, I dove in, hoping this Living Water I had heard others testify about could numb the pain I was feeling. He did not numb the pain for me… He healed me and gave me so much more. Now, I can boldly proclaim like the Samaritans, I not only believe because of what was told to me, but because I have heard (Romans 10:17) and tasted Him for myself.
Have you ever had a dish that was soo good, you shared the recipe with everyone? That is how I feel about Jesus. Once I tasted of His goodness, I want to share it with everyone I meet.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
In Revelations 12: 11 It says, “And they have conquered him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony,.”
Don’t allow guilt or shame to keep you from sharing your testimony. Someone needs to hear your testimony on today. Satan is whispering his ugly lies into their ears and they need to hear the truth of God’s word and how much Jesus loves them and died for them.
Prayerfully ask God who you can share your testimony with today.
I pray you will continue to drink from His Living water by reading His Word, meditating and praying about how you can apply His Word to your life and obey it, worshipping Him for who He is, and praise Him for His goodness and mercy.