Besides being a song recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1963, “Can I get a witness?” is a question to all believers from Christ Himself. Contrary to pop culture, we weren’t put on this planet just to satisfy our every want and need. No, we were created on purpose for a mission: to share the Good News! How do we go about it? By being a witness.
Merriam-Webster defines witness as a attestation of a fact or event. And although the Bible holds all truths and tells the tale, people often look to personal accounts. We relate with personal testimonies, and our witness or account of how God has worked in our life is powerful. Please don’t underestimate it!
Whatever God has done in your life, don’t keep it to yourself. Share it! Tell it! The world desperately needs our witness of our incredible God. We don’t have to be Bible scholars. In fact, the Bible doesn’t need our help. It is a living document, and with the Holy Spirit’s assistance, it reaches people in unique ways.
What God needs us to do is praise His name and share with everyone how Jesus has made a difference in our lives. In speaker communities, the saying goes “Facts tell; Stories sell.” This rings true with our faith. We need the truth to move from the pages of a book into their hearts, souls, and spirits.
Jesus sets the example. He was a storyteller, and they called them parables. He knew human nature. Who doesn’t like a good story? That’s the premise of the 2003 movie, Big Fish, starring Evan McGregor, Billy Crudup, and Albert Finney.
In a nutshell, a son is disgusted by his father’s elaborate story telling. He is embarrassed by it until his father takes ill. He begins to listen to the stories from his heart instead of his head, and he soon realizes the truth is embedded in the colorful tales. He gains insights into his father, and their relationship deepens in the nick of time.
Life IS relationships, and we are called to build and grow them. By sharing how Jesus has worked in your life, you are allowing someone to see Him in a real way.
So, the next time Jesus protects you or the Holy Spirit prompts you, tell someone. Be a witness of His goodness, love, and mercy because people are starving for something more in their own lives. When we focus on our testimony, it takes the pressure off of us. We don’t have to be perfect; we just need to point to the One who is.
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