I’ve been in a few training sessions over the years where we were encouraged to practice a 30 second (or so) testimony. I guess the point is to share your salvation story keeping it as simple but meaningful as possible. Hmm…that’s not challenging is it?
Truth be told, Jesus gives our testimony meaning by His substitutionary death (1 John 2:2).
When our hearts are prepared in humility (Philippians 2:3), the Holy Spirit gives us the words (Luke 12:12) and helps us deliver them with respect and gentleness, a fruit He plants and grows in us.
Be ready always, diligently studying and practicing (2 Timothy 2:15).
Yes, practice your testimony and memorize the scriptures on which is it founded. Practice humility and patience. Develop a practice of prayer and be open to what the Spirit stirs within.
I’ve shared before that my son is a pianist and much of his life has been and will be spent on practice. He practices what he loves for hours and with each hour comes improvement and richness to his music. This is also true with our testimony, so share it whenever the Spirit leads and it will be blessed.
Practice! Practice! Practice!
And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ (1 Peter 3:15 NLT).
Go to the Table of Contents to read more posts in this series on the Fruit of the Spirit as they go live.
31 Days of Five Minute Friday Free-Writes, it’s a writing challenge hosted by Kate Motaung over at Five Minute Fridays. We write daily for five minutes using a prompt Kate provides. The point is to write. The prompt today is PRACTICE.
New Living Translation (NLT)