3 Things To Remember When Sharing Your Testimony

November 22, 2019 |
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This week I chose to feature a post from SarahGeringer.com because of my passion for sharing our stories of how God works in our lives.

The book of Revelations says the blood of the Lamb and the angels’ testimony will defeat satan in the last days. As a writer, I am inspired and empowered knowing that Jesus’ sacrifice empowers my words to defeat hell and bondage in my reader’s lives.

I know sharing your testimony can make you feel exposed, so I was excited to share Sarah’s encouragement and practical tips. I especially love that her tips make a prayer sandwich and I couldn’t wait to partner Sarah’s words with mine to empower you to share one of your own stories of God’s love in your life.

But I think Sarah did a fine job of that on her own.

Instead, in the spirit of her post, I’ll share what I learned about the power of a testimony this week, even as my heart races.

On Tuesday, I learned that the rare brain disease I had a few years ago caused measurable permanent cognitive brain damage. I’ve known for several years that something wasn’t right, but my test scores were low. Shockingly low. I have definite limitations.

The tests validated many struggles over the last 5 years, but those scores… I can’t even tell you how broken and dumb I really am. You won’t understand.

In the past, struggling with cognitive issues without Jesus took me to a very dark place, so despite the embarrassment, on Wednesday I reached out to Christian women I knew would point me to Jesus.

3 Things To Remember When Sharing Your Testimony

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I learned 3 things as they lifted me up with scriptures and their own testimonies.

  1. You are never alone.
  2. People will understand.
  3. God will equip you to do exactly as He’d planned and created for you to do. No matter how broken you are.

By Wednesday evening, I was in a brighter place. Still confused, not done crying yet, but brighter.

Today I share this little testimony knowing that you do understand, because Candidly Christian is a place where we are never alone, and Jesus is always enough. My friends, if you use Sarah’s 4 Tips for Sharing Your Testimony, you too will give love to loneliness, light to darkness and God’s peace to chaos.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Sarah Geringer November 22, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for the feature this week!

  • Reply Tiffany Montgomery November 23, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Sharing your testimony is a powerful way to show God’s love. I can’t wait to finish reading this. And my prayers are with you in the journey of your health. Praying God’s healing and peace for you today.
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    • Reply Valerie Riese November 23, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Thank you, Tiffany! And I know you’ll love Sarah’s post!

  • Reply Maree Dee November 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Valerie – Our minds were on the same path. I picked Sarah’s post, too, as my featured post.

    I have been short on time like everybody else, so I hadn’t had a chance to read your post this week. Today God kept pulling me over to Candidly Christian, and I am so glad He did. I am praying for you. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your story. I love the advice your wise friends gave you.

    Please keep asking for prayer, and if you ever want another prayer person, please don’t hesitate to email me. Emails I don’t miss, but post I sometimes do.

    Blessings to you,

    Maree
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    • Reply Valerie Riese November 26, 2019 at 7:33 am

      Hi Maree, Thanks so much for visiting Candidly Christian, for your encouragement and prayers, and for your offer of support. I am so touched by your words nad I really appreciate it. It’s hilarious that we both picked the same post! I think Sarah had a pretty good day on Friday! Thanks again, Maree. I really appreciate you. 🙂
      Valerie Riese recently posted…How Cancer Companions Gave Me Peace

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