Testimony

How Big Are the Little Things!

It has often been said, "Big things come in small packages." The meaning of this familiar adage is quite clear - though something may be small in size, its importance may be far greater than we think. Periodically, Christians need to be reminded of this important principle in their walk with the Lord. Repeatedly, the Scriptures emphasize how important "little things" are in the lives of God's people - each example filled with meaning.

 

When Israel returned from their seventy-year captivity in Babylon, they needed to be reminded of the importance of "little things." Under the leadership of Zerubbabel, work immediately commenced to restore the temple in Jerusalem which lay in ruins. When it was completed, it proved to be significantly less impressive than the one previously built by Solomon. God had to remind His people through Zechariah not to despise "the day of small things" (Zech. 4:10) Encouraging them, He declared: "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former" (Hagg. 2:9). Though it was smaller, God promised that its glory would be greater.

It has been through this text that the hearts of many of God's children have been greatly encouraged through the years, especially those who have wandered from the Lord. Like the Prodigal Son, they doubted if they would ever be welcomed back into their Father's favor or be useful to Him again. Discouraged and disheartened about their own unfaithfulness, they have felt that their testimony was forever ruined.

 

Watching and Remembering

Sometimes charting the course for the future comes by looking to the past.   I did not have the privilege of growing up in a Christian home.  It was a good home in many ways, but one in which Christ was not present. During my childhood years, no one in our family knew the Lord though we attended a sizable Methodist meeting in town. I don’t ever recall hearing the Gospel preached there, but if it was, we were blind to it and eventually our family lost interest and...

Four Ways That God Saves (Ps. 107)

One of the most effective tools in the advertising industry is the personal testimonial. Marketers will often utilize this strategy to create interest in a particular product that they want the public to try. One reason why it is so effective is because it relates in a very personal way in which an item has changed someone’s life—in some cases dramatically and often irrefutably. Just as the testimonial is very effective in the world of advertising, the personal testimony is very effective in communicating how God has changed us. We are reminded in 1 Peter 3:15: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear”.  We should always be ready to tell others why there is a difference in our lives.

Adorning The Doctrine of God - Titus 2:10

How the Outward Reveals the Inward "In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works…not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they [you] may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”                         Titus 2:7,10     Although the Scriptures do not give explicit ins...
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