THINKING ABOUT MY LIFE, MY TESTIMONY, PT. 2
IS GOD REAL IN MY LIFE??
Christianity has a problem today. We make some assumptions that perhaps we shouldn’t and one of them is that our lives reflect biblical truth and so we don’t bother to explain God and our commitment to Him. The fact is that it is hard for an unsaved person or a new Christian to piece together a definition of who God is by attending a 30 minute Sunday School class or listening to a sermon for 45 minutes.
Let me suggest that our testimonies should say loud and clear that God is the Creator. Everything that exists came from Him either directly (plants animals, man, water) or indirectly what animals and humans have been able to do with His creation such as building nests, burrows, houses, cars, airplanes, etc. (see Psalm 33:6; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 4:11).
How are people going to understand that God is eternal when we live like we have no responsibility to Him? Not only will He never die, but He never had a beginning. Is this truth reflected in my thoughts and actions? (Psalm 102:25-26; Malachi 3:6; I Corinthians 2:7; I Timothy 1:17)
Does my life, my testimony reflect the truth that He is Sovereign. Sovereign is a “king” word, and indeed God is King over everything…but do my actions, my commitments actually reflect that truth? (Job 26:6-14; Psalms 115:3; 135:6; Isaiah 66:1; Lamentations 3:37-38; I Timothy 6:15)
Consider our prayer life. Does our life, our testimony really reflect the great privilege and responsibility to go to God in prayer? Do we even talk to others with excitement about our prayer life? Prior to His incarnation, we could even think of coming boldly into God’s presence (Hebrews 4:16). Are we excited that we have Christ as a mediator when we come to God in prayer? We can come boldly only because God truly loves us and because through Christ we are truly forgiven.
How important it is that we present a complete picture of God and not just the “nice” parts such as His love. He is a Holy God, a jealous God, an awesome God, but are these facts reflected in our lives? God’s justice makes the Cross make sense. God’s righteousness reminds us that we cannot do anything for our salvation. At times we somehow act or even believe that we are doing God a favor by coming to Him grudgingly in prayer. Boy do we need to understand God and reflect biblical truth about Him in our lives, our testimonies. Our testimony may be the only Bible some folks will have the opportunity to read today….is it accurate, is it biblical truth or just our convenient opinion?