There is power in personal testimony. Personal testimony makes the Gospel personal. Sharing what the Lord has done for us, makes our testimony deeply personal. Our relationship with God is deeply experiential. It’s meant to be experiential. By experiential, I mean we are to experience the power of God working through, over and welling up within us. And we are meant to share with others, what the Lord has done for us.
In the beginning of Mark chapter 5, we read a remarkable story where Jesus casts a legion of demons out of an insane Gentile, who then becomes right in his mind. The demons enter into a herd of pigs who rush into the lake and drown.
This causes the town people to become very afraid of Jesus, and they beg him to leave their region. The healed man also begs to go with Jesus and his disciples, but instead Jesus commands him to go back home to his family, and tell them what the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.
So the healed man goes back, he shares his experience with those who will listen, and those who listened to him were amazed. Every Christian has had an encounter with Jesus. Some may be more dramatic than others. Some may be dramatic like what happened to this man. Others may be less dramatic, but none the less are still deeply personal encounters with the living Lord. But the issue is, no matter how dramatic our testimony is, we are meant to share it with others, for in sharing it with others, we invite those who hear, to experience the power of the Gospel personally themselves.
So I ask you, what has the Lord done for you?