In Search of Something

One of the challenges of asking fellow Christians to share a testimony – is to stop and think – when did I walk in faith to the point of encountering God and adding to your testimony.  I wrestled with this for a few days.  Thought back through the library of experiences where Holy Spirit prompted action and God was glorified, and thankfully I have a memory bank of those instances.  But wait…

What had God done through me in the last day or two?  Was I a willing vessel for Him to pour out for the love of my neighbor?  Was there nobody I could share the gospel with or pray for and with them?  Amidst all the questions, no simple answer, other than, I had not practically exercised real Jesus loving faith in a few days!

Rude Awakening

When it did occur to me, and this could be part of the current state of isolation we endure, the sense of duty and honor to God was void.  Thankfully, I had the opportunity to share this challenge with a brother-in-Christ, and he tested the challenge and provided insight – a great 10-minute conversation about all that is good in walking with Jesus.  I felt much better and began to search out any chance to bless someone.

Time to Roll

As I was headed out and one my way the prompt to turn back and pray was put on my heart.  Guess what I did?  I kept on walking!  No joke, I was seeking for the perfect chance to be a blessing and be blessed and I was walking away.  Then I stopped.  Turned back.  And asked if it was a good time to pray.  The answer was of course.

Learning in Action

In many cases, I look for the Lord to use me in a mighty way – and what I learned in this afternoon exchange was great.  He taught me that small events have a grand impact.  So, this snapshot of a testimony – about seeking a testimony – I hope and trust is an encouragement to you.  Seek out a testimony by walking with the Holy Spirit actively engaged in your heart and begin to discover or rediscover the wonder of walking in faith in Christ.  Thanks, Mike!