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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Testimony.

Testimony has been defined as an open declaration or statement. We tend to use it more in terms of evidence in support of a fact in a court of law.

Growing up in the church, I remember there being a portion of the service dedicated to “testimonies” – when individuals were given opportunity to share about how God was at work in their life.

Testimonies – our stories – they matter.

“And they have defeated him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.” (Revelation 12:11, NLT)

Our testimonies, our stories, become the means by which we overcome and defeat the enemy of our souls. Satan would love for nothing better than to destroy or mar our testimonies.

He works at trying to make our testimonies ineffective because He knows they wield a powerful effect when combined with God’s Word. Our stories can encourage others, infusing them with hope, as they hear of God’s work in our lives.

May our stories tell not of our own achievements but of God’s power at work in, and through, our situations.

“Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the results of great tests. Great triumphs can only come out of great trials.”
(Smith Wigglesworth)


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