Today’s reading is Acts 23: 1-11 Today we read Paul continue to face questioning from religious leaders. This is something that will happen to him quite often through the rest of the book of Acts. He will be hauled in front … Continue reading
Today’s reading is Acts 22: 1-16 Today we see Paul do something that he does quite often; he shares his testimony. He tells what God has done for him. How God has changed him. How God has given him new … Continue reading
You have a story to tell of your faith. It may not see amazing, or perfect. But it is your story. And you know what? Your story can change lives. Listen to what happens today in Acts 26: 27-29: 27King … Continue reading
So, something funny happened last week in 4th grade Sunday School here at St. Matthew’s. My wife was teaching the kids and was telling them about what it means to follow Jesus and how following Jesus changes your life. And … Continue reading
Revelation 12 paints one of the most amazing pictures in all the Bible. In this passage, we see a war in heaven, as the devil rebels against God. In this war, the devil is defeated and is cast out of … Continue reading
I love to know what God is doing in your and through you. I love to hear stories of His goodness and mercy, to hear how He is impacting your lives in amazing ways.
Your testimony, your story, it makes a huge difference in my life. In my faith. In who I am.
And that’s the power of testimony. It’s when YOUR faith impacts MY faith. It’s not just enough for the stories to remain with you, the must impact and become a part of my life and my story.
Listen to what happens in John 4:39-42:
Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
The Samaritans heard the women’s testimony. The saw and heard what Jesus had done for her. And that was nice. That was awesome.
But, they say at the end, the believe now not because of what she has told them, but they believe, they have heard for themselves who Jesus is.
Today, you will have the chance to hear of the goodness of God through many, many means. Devotionals like this. Music. Conversations with friends. And these are all important, needful things.
But, is it yours? Are you making that faith your own? It has to impact you. It has to change you, at the core of who you. Your life, your faith, it must be your own.
You must hear for yourself, let it impact yourself, and let it change yourself.
I don’t want to just hear your testimony of how Jesus has impacted your life. I want to have my own testimony of how Jesus has impacted my life.
Today’s let’s hear the story. And let’s make that story our own. Let’s each make that faith our own faith.
May we each hear and believe for ourselves!
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