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If you haven’t had a chance yet, listen to yesterday’s Daily Huddle – Gift or Re-Gift. It’s about one of the most important things you can do in life. Give Your Testimony. It’s how you overcome, it’s how you glorify God, it’s how you encourage others – it cements obedience in you, and challenges it in them. When obedience increases, blessing increases, testimony increases – and the Good that God has for every person can be released! Testimony is the fuel of life. It’s powerful!
Some time ago, God revealed to me the purpose for every conversation. Every conversation I have, I want them to leave with a higher opinion of God. My prayer for you is the same. That every time you talk to someone – God will get bigger in their eyes. It doesn’t matter if they are a believer in Christ or not. You might get the opportunity to share your testimony – what God did as you obeyed. Or anything you are thankful to God for. Someone once said, they can argue with your theology, but they can’t argue with your testimony. Some people get nervous about sharing Christ. You don’t have to hit them over the head with your Bible, but equally, a silent witness, never led anybody to Christ. You can’t just let your life do the talking, how can they be saved unless someone tells them the Good News? That’s the Gospel. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you. Just be joyful, and be more interested in them and their life, than you and your life. Here’s one way to start. Double-Down. Whether a believer, or when talking to someone who hasn’t placed their faith in Christ yet. I always look for the opportunity to Double-Down. My goal in every conversation – is to help them discover their testimony. It’s even more important than my own. It’s how God gets bigger in their eyes. Helping them discover what God is doing in their life – and rejoicing over it with them. Romans 12:15 - Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. When we verbally rejoice with them, we help them discover their own testimony and it grows their opinion of God. God gets bigger in their eyes. It glorifies Him! Makes Him bigger. They may be a Christian but ignorant of the power of their testimony. Many Christians go to church – but never have learned to overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony – Rev 12:11. But even unbelievers will share with you some amazing things that happened to them. It’s obvious that some things that are so good in their life, could not have been them alone. Yes, they may have worked hard, credit them for it - but God gave the opportunity, the timing, the favor. I merely point it out. They can’t really argue. Double-Down just means – rejoice with them! Say it again. Let them live it again! Be excited for them at the good in their life. James 1:17 - Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Since every good thing that happens in their life – really comes from God: just take the opportunity and give God the credit. Help them discover their testimony. That’s Awesome – Wow! What’s the chance of that happening! That’s just God loving you. Wow! That could have so easily gone the other way. How many people see that happen! God must be looking out for you! That’s awesome! Hey, What happened next…? (you don’t need to leave them hanging as if they need to say “Praise Jesus” – they may not even know Him or believe in Him yet. But you can insert it into the conversation and just keep going. It’s a Word of truth – a seed that God can use. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you. He will lead you in the conversation. First – they may be surprised that someone cares about them enough to be excited at the good in their life, everyone appreciates it. It reminds them of how they felt when it happened. And they can’t really argue – no-one has ever taken offense yet. And second - If they are a Christian – you just demonstrated what Giving their Testimony looks like – you just doubled-down. There’s power in it. It becomes obvious. Third, just remember – Testimonies are what you give! Not only what you personally experience. That Rev 12:11 promise about overcoming by your testimony... you just gave one, so you just did! God is making you to overcome, and you are helping others overcome who may not know how, or might not even have recognized that testimony in their life.
Praying that you will double down on every conversation that mentions something good. Praying that every conversation you have with others – they will leave with a bigger view of God than before they had before they talked to you. That God will use you to help them discover their testimony of what God just did for them - in their life. He is always blessing, and providing, and protecting. He’s even drawing those who have yet to believe. Rom 2:4 - Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you to repentance? His kindness is everywhere, pointing it out gives glory to him, it increases His reputation. Praying for you that God will use you to Double-Down. Your Daily Call is the perfect opportunity to work on this. You both share your testimony through PiVAT every day – just practice Doubling-Down - rejoicing with them. You’ll become skilled at it. Praying for you that every conversation you have will generate testimony everywhere you go!
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