A Living Testimony

Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
— Mark 5:19

People can argue against doctrine and even against the Word of God. But it is very hard for them to argue against your personal experience. 

Jesus had just cast a legion of demons out of this tormented man. He was now free. And the man wanted to stay with Jesus. But, Jesus instructed him to go and tell others the great things he had experienced. 

Sometimes going out into the world, with other people, is hard. We want to stay in our prayer closets and in our houses or churches in the presence of the Lord. It is where we feel safe and nurtured. And we need that time with Jesus. It is essential. But, then we have a commission. 

We are to go out and tell the things the Lord has done for us. The big things and the little things. The way He has led our lives and touched our hearts. We do not have to be pushy or overbearing. Just sharing the love of God that we have felt in our own lives. 

There is little more powerful witness to others than your personal testimony no matter how great or small it may seem to you. It shows God cares about each of us on a personal level. 

Verse 20 tells us that the man did as Jesus instructed and all men did marvel. 

To Ponder:

How could I share some of the love and blessings I have received, from my time with Jesus, with someone today? 


Father God, 

You have given me a testimony through Your Son Jesus. I know I need to share Your goodness to be a light in this dark world, to uplift and glorify You. May my life be a living, breathing testimony of Your true character and Your love for the world. 

I pray this in Jesus name, amen. 

Lori HilComment