Campus Alive

October 3, 2009

Call for Testimonies

Filed under: Challenge,Please Note — campusalive @ 8:48 am

A testimony is a personal account of what God has done in our lives and could be anything as simple as an experience of knowing God or an event where God has provided for our needs or healed our sicknesses. It could be anything that comes from the heart, as long as we are willing to share these amazing stories out in the open. There is also no such thing as a BIG testimony or a SMALL testimony. All testimonies work to put a smile upon God’s face and see Him glorified in our lives.

If you have a story to share, or an experience with God to encourage others with, just pen them down, and it all works in the end to encourage someone who might be going through a tough situation or waiting for God to answer them. Your stories have the power to inspire, encourage and uplift those who are broken hearted or in need. In fact, some people’s lives are changed through hearing these stories.

And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the very beginning. John 15: 27

If you are wondering and thinking whether you ever have a testimony in life, you are not alone. Many of us think that we can hear testimonies from others but do not believe that we can have our own testimonies. Probably we think that we are not as religious as others or that we are not God’s ‘chosen ones’.

“Sicknesses being healed, lives being changed? Nah, I am not capable of having a story like that. Only pastors, leaders and devout people have these stories.”

Sadly, these are the lies which are chosen by the Devil to block us from receiving God’s promises in our lives. Once we do not believe and have faith that God is going to intervene in our lives,our lives would be a pattern of “ whatever will be will be” and we will miss out on God’s best.

If you are going through a rough time in your life now, or if you are seeking for something desperately, this could be a moment when God is knocking on the door of your heart to let Him take control in your life. He wants to be the person who will fill that empty spot when you could turn to no one.

Will you trust him to handle the broken pieces of your life and piece them back together? Let’s not just stand at the sidelines and let life be without faith in God. I encourage all of us to let faith step into our difficult times and trust God even though sometimes we may not understand how things are going to work out. After all, He is a God of all impossibilities. As long as we root ourselves in Him, He will write an amazing story for us everyday because truly, His mercies are new everyday.

I challenge each of us to not let each day go by without living a life of faith. Let everyday be a day of testimony, a day for an amazing story to be written. All of us have these stories. Your story might be one prayer away from you.



“Don’t settle for less when we can have God’s best”

God bless.

Don’t worry about not being able to write well. Because the heart is what matters. In fact, if you worry about that, pray for wisdom, and for God to guide you to write the words that He will use to plant the seed for a revival here.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1: 5

The dateline for submitting in testimonies  is on the 16th of October. Please send it to her through e-mail. If you’ve sent in a testimony before, for the last publication, it’s okay to send in another awesome testimony of how God is working in your life. You could also write a follow-up of your last testimony.

P/S: I think that some of us are afraid to give testimonies. But I say now, that each testimony is just an amazing statement of how God has been so good to you, how God has moved in your life, and how He loves us so much. No matter how boring you think your testimony is, God can use that to work in someone’s life. Someone might say, “Hey! I go through the same things, but I didn’t see God working like that before. Maybe if I placed more trust in Him, amazing things might happen to me like her!”

Praise God for changing her then! Things like that could happen. The seed that you have planted in her through your testimony will be used by God to bring her to Him. He will bring to completion her growth in Him. But we, as his children, can start and help by writing testimonies of His awesome-ness in our lives.

I say, step up and just write. It will be amazing.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8: 32

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