Testimony Tuesday

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)

Swap Your Testimony

A closed mouth won’t get fed. That’s a phrase our mothers used to say years ago. It implied that if you didn’t speak up, then you wouldn’t get something that you needed or wanted. Children often find it easy to speak up for things that they want, such as a new toy, a raise in allowance, a new outfit, or even attention. They just open their mouths and speak up and typically are given what they need. This same thought can apply to us spiritually.

A closed testimony won’t get fed.

A closed mouth that won’t share the good news of God won’t get fed. Not that He won’t feed us with physical food, but rather we won’t get the spiritual nourishment we need for our souls to be healthy. When we open our mouths and testify of God’s goodness, He gives us what we need. We need His grace to grow; so we swap the gospel. We need endurance to make our calling and election sure, so we swap the excellence of His power. We need faith to face the enemy head on, so we swap His fervent love with others. God feeds us when we open our mouths and swap our testimonies.

A closed testimony stunts our spiritual growth, it diminishes the thanksgiving that belongs to Christ, and it hinders the work of the Spirit in our lives. A swapped testimony strengthens, it grows the one testifying and the one listening; a swapped testimony reveals our healing.

We can’t keep Christ to ourselves and expect to grow in His favor, or grow up as Christians. Each time we share our testimony it not only shatters evil, it perfects God’s work in us. If you feel like you’re not being fed nor growing spiritually, ask yourself when was the last time you swapped your testimony with someone. You may not be getting fed because your mouth is closed.

Will you swap your testimony today?

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