THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 21:10-19
“And so you will bear testimony to me.” (Luke 21:13)
Jesus does not expect us to convert or change anyone.
We are not to be His enforcers, making people believe.
We are called to be witnesses, to testify to what we know about Jesus.
And a witness can only testify to what they have experienced.
Too often christians feel the need to be eloquent or convincing.
They talk of doctrines they’ve been taught, but don’t really understand.
They defend Jesus and the faith by arguing and attacking what others say or do.
Jesus asks to testify to what we have seen and heard of Jesus – our experience.
But to do this, we have to be aware of that experience, to be able to share it.
No one can take away my experience of Jesus.
They can hate me, seize, persecute or imprison me, but they can’t take it from me.
They can even torture me to deny it, but that would not change my experience.
Such a testimony may seem weak, but remember the Spirit: He is the persuader.
He will give us words and wisdom, He will connect the truth with other’s hearts!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to be prepared to give the reason for my hope, to honestly share how You have impacted my life, and to trust that Your Spirit will do the rest!