Sharing Your Testimony 8 Easy Ways To Share Your Faith
What is a Christian testimony? A testimony is sharing what your life was like prior to accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior and how He changed your life for the better. Sharing your story is one of the best ways to witness to others. Why? More often than not our testimony will be something someone can relate to on a personal level and have experienced themselves.
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- What is a Christian Testimony Meaning?
- Testimony Of Salvation 8 Easy Reasons You Must Share It
- Christian Testimony Conversion
- How Do You share a Christian testimony?
- Why It's important to share your Testimony of Salvation?
- Personal Christian Testimony
- Video Testimony
- Survived Abuse
- Survived Suicide
- Finally Free From Abuse Mini E-Book
- Your Turn
Learn how sharing your story will make an impact on others. It’s showing others you don’t have it all together. With that being said, I want to take some time today to not only share my story but to talk about the importance of sharing your story as well.
I find it so overwhelming that God would send his only begotten Son, who was holy, spotless of any sin whatsoever, to take on the sin of the world, while we were still sinners.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
This is unconditional love for you. Can you remember the moment when you felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit to receive Jesus Christ as Lord over your life?
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What is a Christian Testimony Meaning?
A Christian testimony is when Christians share how they came to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Most commonly, you are sharing your Christian testimony of salvation. You speak about God has personally worked in your life through specific events and what led you to accept him as Savior.
Also, when sharing your testimony of salvation, it’s crucial to be real and authentic. You need to share the brokenness in your lives and how God delivered you from the path of destruction you were on.
That being said, your primary focus should be on the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and give God the glory in and throughout it.
Testimony Of Salvation 8 Easy Reasons You Must Share It
- We all have a unique story others can relate to
- Our testimonies are someone else’s hope
- It fills us with courage and less fear
- Creates transparency and vulnerability
- Our stories become a resource of encouragement
- It keeps the memory vivid in your mind
- Gives God glory and honor is alone is worthy of
- Continual sanctification stories to show we aren’t perfect, but broken
Christian Testimony Conversion
I can remember the exact moment when I was ready to surrender my life to Jesus. I went to the same church for a long time and it was a non-denominational church back in my hometown of Kentucky. The church didn’t have a senior Pastor but had evangelists come in to do the preaching.
One evening Pastor Jim Canasta was preaching and it was a very convicting message for me! I had already been feeling that “tug” from the Holy Spirit for quite some time.
At the end of his sermon Pastor, Jim gave an altar call and it seemed as if he was directing it for me only. I know that wasn’t the case but to my eighteen-year-old self, it sure seemed that way. I was under such heavy conviction!
My cousin was behind me and she tapped me on the shoulder and said “Angie, being a “good person” is NOT enough, you have to surrender your life to God!”
It seemed my heart was beating a million times per minute. I had a battle raging in my mind and heart. It was like I had an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. Talking about a tug of war in my ears!
Good vs Bad! Light vs Dark! You aren’t good enough! You will never be forgiven! Stay in your seat! You’re gonna get laughed at! I couldn’t sit there any longer. I felt the Holy Spirit so strongly pulling me toward himself.
As soon as I stepped up to the altar where Pastor Canasta was he took hold of my hand and said, “Child that is the Holy Spirit, surrender to him!” He then proceeded to Pray with me. I made the decision to surrender my life to Jesus Christ on this particular night.
How Do You share a Christian testimony?
Honestly, you just talk to someone like you would a friend or family member. Explain how your life has changed since accepting Jesus Christ in your heart. Everyone’s testimony is very powerful in a unique way.
Sharing your personal testimony is a way of explaining the gospel with others by explaining your personal salvation experience. It gives others an example of how God changes lives.
It was the best decision I’ve ever made and don’t regret it whatsoever. When you surrender your life to God it’s the most freeing feeling you’ll ever experience. Your life will never be the same.
Granted, you won’t always be on the mountain tops they’ll be times when you’ll find yourself in the lowest of valleys but it’s all necessary for your sanctification in becoming more like Jesus Christ.
Why It’s important to share your Testimony of Salvation?
Sharing a testimony shows how far God has brought you and you shouldn’t be afraid to show just how broken you truly are! That being said…
Sharing with your friends how God has changed your life or are you keeping quiet afraid of rejection and ridicule if you do so?
Are you letting his light shine through you to your co-workers or are you remaining silent while they talk about things that you should be separating yourself from?
Are you ashamed to share the love of God because you don’t want to be mocked and labeled as a Miss Goody two shoes or better than thou?
I will be the first to admit I’m guilty when it comes to sharing my testimony of salvation. Lies of the devil want to keep me from sharing the gospel with others.
Recently I found myself surrounded by a conversation that I had no business being around but I stayed nevertheless and I justified it by thinking I wasn’t joining the conversation so I was “good!”
However, I should’ve got up and walked away, therefore, making a point that I wasn’t gonna hang around while they discussed the topic they did. I felt as though I let God down and didn’t represent him well at all.
What I “should have” done was tell them how their conservation was something I couldn’t be around. I “should have” used it as a way of referencing how much Jesus Christ could change their lives and the words they speak.
Did I do that?
NO, I stayed quiet until I couldn’t take it anymore and said: “you guys are disgusting.” That was NOT the right attitude for me to have!
You need to remind yourself that all those around you may not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. There was a time when you were lost but now you are found and made new in Jesus Christ.
Are you still broken…Yes! ALL are broken sinners in need of God’s grace and mercy. Even though you are a born-again follower of Jesus Christ all still need God’s grace, forgiveness, and direction, every day of your lives.
Don’t you want your life to be a testimony of how much you love God and how he’s changed your life? What is your life reflecting?
Let your testimony display how much you love God and how he’s changed your life! Don’t you want everyone you come in contact with to know how much Jesus has changed your life?
When other people see you don’t you want them to question:
- What is different about you? I want what you have!
- What is the peace that shines around you? Can you share with me how to receive it?
- What is it that makes you speak differently? Can you help me find it?
The best way for you to demonstrate this is by living your testimony before others to see Jesus when they see you. In other words, let them see Jesus in YOU!
Loving My Jesus Song
Loving my Jesus is a song by Casting Crowns. Let the lyrics and video speak to your heart and soul today sweet friends.
Loving My Jesus Lyrics:
I was a wandering soul
Traveling a well-worn road
A sinner so far from home
No second chance in sight
I heard You call my name
I felt You lift my shame
And I made a vow that day
That I’d spend the rest of my life
Loving my Jesus
Showing my scars
Telling my story of how mercy
Can reach You where You are
And I pray the whole world hears
The cry of my heart
Is to see all the ones I love
Loving my Jesus
Sin tries to make you hide
Whispers that same old lie
Keep all your pain inside
‘Cause no one will understand
The last thing this lost world needs
Is someone I’m trying to be
The truth that has set me free
Is that I’m just a broken man
When all is said and done
When my last song’s been sung
I stand face to face with the One
Who gave all for me
May all I have to show
Be all that mattered most
Making Your great name known
Let this be my only legacy
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Personal Christian Testimony
I live in the beautiful southern state of North Carolina and when I am not working full-time as an oncology phlebotomist or blogging, you will find me spending time with my husband and grandchildren.
My husband and I also Host and lead Lifegroup in our home and have event nights filled with fun. Below is our God at Work video testimony and how we started Lifegroup in our home and became Lifegroup Leaders.
But life wasn’t always so idyllic for me.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of eighteen and it was the best decision in my life. At the age of eighteen, I was young, sheltered, naive, and, believe it or not, I was still a virgin. That may be TMI!
I often led the choir at my church and met my first husband there who operated the sound room. At the time I thought he was a Godly man who the Lord chose to be my life partner.
About eight months after we were dating, he asked me to marry him and of course, I said Yes. My mother came to me afterward and warned me the Lord had shown her the hardship I would face if I did so.
First and foremost I want to clarify that abuse in any form is not loving an individual!
The man who I thought was a Godly man was far from what I thought he was. I suffered almost fifteen years of physical, emotional, and verbal abuse, and more that I simply can’t voice.
Likewise, my relationship with God became non-extinct and I was full of bitterness toward God. Trust me, finding yourself angry with God is not the best place to find yourself in.
I blamed God for anything and everything wrong that took place for allowing my life to become this way.
At my lowest point when the pain got too much for me to bear I thought I would be better off dead than keep living in fear and isolation. In all honesty, I can’t remember what caused this particular night’s fight. All I can recall is it was a snapping point for me.
So I went to the cabinet and downed an entire bottle of pills. At the time I wasn’t concerned about the consequences or the children and family I would be leaving behind.
I hate admitting this to you but I want complete honesty so you don’t make the same mistakes. You see, God saved ME from ME this night!
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I Walked Away From God
I did everything in Church that I thought I was supposed to do but, in all honesty, I allowed situations and circumstances to get in the way of my relationship with God off and on for many years.
All I can say is that I’m an overcomer and new creation only by the grace of God. I don’t have a fancy degree and I realize I’m not a counselor but I am a Survivor!
As a survivor of both abuse and suicide, I can help you in both of these areas. As the old saying goes who can be more qualified to help someone except the one who’s been there and done that right?
I want to be the one person you can trust and can confide in to help you in any way I can.
After so many years of being in an abusive marriage, I was petrified of being on my own. However, working at CommScope gave me the opportunity to stand on my own two feet.
This is where I met Mike Cleary a few years later. Mike is the sweetest man I’ve ever met and the best husband ever!
Mike and I started dating and he showered me with love and showed me what a real relationship is supposed to be like. We ended up getting married in 2003 and we have a wonderful marriage that I never want to take for granted!
I Returned To God
Mike and I are incredibly happy yet at the same time, I still had such an emptiness in my heart. The realization came that I was longing to be reconnected with God!
I started suggesting we needed to find a church and visited some in our area but didn’t find one we both liked. I suppose we just used that as a crutch and excuse.
Personally, I was struggling with such deep shame, regret, and remorse. I felt unworthy of God’s love and didn’t think it would be possible to have a relationship with him again.
Lost Our First Grandchild
My daughter Rebecca had our first Grandchild, Tyler, and we were so thrilled to become Grandparents.
We had already gone to Kentucky to visit him twice and went for another visit when he was 4 1/2 months old. This visit was much different.
My heart was heavy and burdened leaving Tyler. The whole visit felt “Off!” I couldn’t understand why!
I can remember crying as we were leaving and not wanting to hand Tyler back over to my daughter.
She said to me, “my goodness Mom it’s not like you’re never gonna see him again.” Little did she know, it would be my last time seeing him.
Four days after we returned home, we got a call that Tyler passed away from SIDS. Tyler is never forgotten nor is he far from our hearts and memory!
Losing a child is beyond horrific and I wouldn’t want anyone to have to endure this type of hurt. In all honesty, you never get over the loss, you just learn to live with it.
That being said, who better to help you with this type of loss than someone who understands the different stages of the healing process?
Again, I am not a doctor or counselor, but I guarantee you that with God’s help you’ll be able to find hope and healing through the loss just as we did.
For the longest time, I was so shattered and angry, and full of bitterness over Tyler’s loss and I want you to know this is not how to handle the situation. Lean toward God NOT away from Him!
Hope And Healing
But God…My two favorite words!
God has shown me that I must let go of my past failures completely and forgive all that has happened in my life, or I won’t be living a Christian example of honoring him.
I can’t thank God enough for NOT giving up on me. To know he Loves a Sinner like me flaws and all means everything to me.
Does this give you the encouragement to share your story and testimony of salvation? It’s letting others know just how much the love and grace of God have changed your life. You can do it because I have faith in you. Just think about how many lives could possibly be changed for eternity. You may be the ONLY light for Jesus Christ that they may come in contact with so consider how God wants to use you. People of the world are lost, hurting, and broken, and are crying out for help, whether they realize it or not. Mercy can reach you where you are and whatever you’ve done. Jesus Christ’s blood shed on Calvary has sealed that truth.
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