Tag Archive | testimony

Without Measure

What He (Jesus) has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
John 3:32 NASB

Have you received the testimony of Jesus Christ? The Son of God sent to earth to seek and save those who are lost?

He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.
John 3:33 NASB

Do you believe that God is true? That His word is truth?

If yes, then rejoice because you have been given the Spirit of God without measure who resides in you!! The Spirit who guides, teaches, speaks through you the “Good News” of salvation through Christ to others who can also receive the Holy Spirit of God, without measure, to do the same!!!

For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.
John 3:34 NASB

🌹To whom is the Holy Spirit leading you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Encounters with God

Saturday evening I went walking at one of my favorite places. Surrounded by God’s creation, a few passersby, quiet and able to spend quiet moments with Jesus (actually about an hour).
As I walk I talk with God. I didn’t have much to say so I told God I would walk and listen for His still small voice. I can do a lot of talking and it was difficult to be silent. My mind was wandering instead of listening. But I was reminded that God is sufficient. He is enough for me and all that I need.
At one point I asked, “God, do you have a word for me, a word of Scripture?” Seconds later a young woman walking towards me noticed the shirt I was wearing and said, “I did that VBS! I was the music person!” Then she does a little punch in the air and says, “Game On” along with a little jump in the air. As we passed each other I just thanked God that He spoke to me through that young lady.
Continuing to walk on I pondered my request and how God answered it. Then I thought, I asked for a Scripture. Remembering after I got home that there is a verse on the back of the shirt, I looked it up . . .

seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:3 NASB

In the quietness of my walk focusing on God, He not only reminded me that He is sufficient but when I asked Him for a verse He gave me one to affirm my thoughts. My God is sufficient and all I need.

Sunday morning. I’m cruising through Facebook waiting for my coffee to brew. Right in the middle of cruising I close my eyes and whisper a prayer, “God, I am so tired this morning and if I close my eyes for my daily prayer I will fall asleep. Is that okay? I open my eyes and this I see:

Saturdays evening prayer: “Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
Psalms 139:4-‬7 NASB
(Are you thankfully reacting to the Hand of God being on you? Do you know that you can never totally understand the Lord? Are you OK with the knowledge that you cannot hide from an all knowing God?)
Thank you Pastor friend Roger Anderson

How can I possibly leave for church this morning (Sunday) without preparing my heart for worship? Prayer time ensued.

🌹 What an amazing God!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Bible

He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
Psalms 107:20 NASB

The king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to carry out the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people entered into the covenant.
2 Kings 23:3 NASB

God shows the way,  His perfect way, through His word. God sent His word so we don’t have to walk in darkness and ignorance. If we don’t read God’s word we don’t know how to walk with God in fellowship, love and obedience.
Josiah surrendered his heart and soul to walk with God and to keep His word. And the natural outcome is that others will join you in following by the testimony of your walk and talk.

Praise God for His word and the privilege of living out His word before others.

🌹From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised.
Psalms 113:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Blessed?

How blessed are those whose way is blameless (complete; or having integrity), Who walk in the law of the Lord.
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
Psalms 119:1‭-‬2 NASB
Are you blessed?

They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.
Psalms 119:3-‬4 NASB

🌹Seek God with all your heart, walk blamelessly in His ways, the law and testimonies of His word. Know God’s word so you may diligently keep His word and be blessed.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Rescue (Redemption)

When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.”
Luke 21:9

This world, this earth is not our home. Sin has destroyed and continues to destroy. There is a stark contrast of this world and heaven but remember that God is at work and has a plan. There is nothing that happens that God is not fully aware of and His plan will be played out no matter what because He is God.

God gives all the opportunity to be a participant in His plan. It is our choice to join Him or not.

It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.
Luke 21:13 NASB

It is during terrifying times that many are searching for answers. It is the time for those who know Jesus Christ to step up so others may know Christ and His salvation.

It is also a time when we should be most hopeful.

But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
Luke 21:28 NASB

🌹 Are you ready to step up to the plate in hopeful anticipation of Christ’s return?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

My Joy

Remember me, O Lord , in Your favor toward Your people; Visit me with Your salvation, That I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, That I may glory with Your inheritance.        Psalms 106:4‭-‬5 NASB

This is my heart’s desire. God, I believe, is calling me to serve His inheritance, His people. There is no greater joy for me than to see God’s people experience Him, to know the joy of their salvation, the peace of God in the midst of turmoil, to know the hope of prosperity in His chosen ones (eternally walking with Him). I glory in His inheritance (His people).

🌹 When people truly experience Him they make a difference in a lost world.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

What Do You Possess?

But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene-walk!” Acts 3:6 NASB

Peter encountered an invalid lying on the ground. He had no real material things to offer him and if he did what benefit would it have been to this man? This man would be satisfied for the moment but the next day he would be right back where he encountered Peter. What do you possess that you can offer to someone in need? Something beyond the physical.

And all the people saw him walking and praising God; and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to sit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.                      Acts 3:9‭-‬10 NASB

What Peter gave was far beyond the physical even though it was manifested in the physical. When God transforms a person people take notice. And the gospel can be proclaimed.

And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.     Acts 3:16 NASB

🌹What do you possess? The Holy Spirit.

🌹What can you offer? Your testimony of faith and of experiencing God.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

P.S. I am not saying you should not meet the physical but don’t neglect the spiritual for only the physical.

In the Know

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Mark 13:31, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33 NASB

But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance. Mark 13:5 NASB

The Word of God: preparation and awareness of what is to come.

And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. Mark 13:23, Matthew 24:4 NASB

The Word of God: truth that keeps you from being misled.

Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.  This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:12‭-‬14 NASB

The Word of God: encouragement to endure to the end. Knowledge and motivation to share the gospel. Opportunity .  .  .

It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony. Luke 21:13‭ NASB

But understanding of the Word of God can only come by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26 NASB

🌹Have you received the Holy Spirit? If so, what priority is the Word of God in your life? “behold, I have told you everything in advance.

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Testimony

“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons. — Deuteronomy 4:9

You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. — Deuteronomy 11:19

Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it. — Proverbs 22:6

Do you have a testimony to share? Is God alive in your life? Do you walk with Him daily? Have you seen the power of God working in you through His Word?

We have lost the power of a testimony in our world. If God is alive and working in our lives we are commanded to not forget what our eyes have seen and to not let them depart from our hearts but to tell of them. Let us pass the legacy of Jesus Christ onto our children and grandchildren by telling them of the great and wonderful things He has done in our lives. But don’t stop there. Tell everyone. You could be encouraging a brother/sister or introducing Jesus to someone. Let us not be silent.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Proclaiming Christ

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, 10 always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. 11 For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine. — Romans 1:8-12

Do you get excited about God’s work? Do you get excited watching Christians grow in their faith? Do you desire to help and encourage other believers in their walk with Christ? Do you get encouraged to walk the straight and narrow by the testimony of the saints? Paul not only wanted to feed others but longed to be fed also.

We need more testimony of God’s movement in the lives of His saints. How is God moving in your life right now? If you can’t see, ask Him to reveal it to you and then share it! If you can see it, who can you encourage today by sharing it?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon