Our testimony is important because of the different types of people we encounter on a day to day basis. There are those who dispute the existence of God. There are those who believe in coincidences and luck and chance. There are those who believe that things have a natural order. There are those who feel hopeless and lost. There are those who have a concept of God but don’t quite know him. There are those who have absolutely no concept of God. As Christians then, it is by relating publicly, openly and first-hand our experience and encounters with God that we are able to show them exactly who He is and what we believe. We may not be able to get through to everyone but God promises that His word will never return void (Isaiah 55:10-11).
As Christians, we should never be afraid or ashamed to talk about what God has done and has been doing in our lives. We shouldn’t be wondering what to say when its ‘testimony time’ at church or how to give an example of God’s goodness. Our encounters with God should be the subject matter. We shouldn’t fumble to talk about God. 1 Peter 3: 15 (MEV) says “[…]Always be ready to give an answer to every man who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you[…]”. When we’re excited about something, the words spill out sometimes even incoherently. It should be the same when we testify about Jesus and His love and grace and mercy. It should be a spring of joy bubbling over.