HOW DO YOU TALK ABOUT GOD TO OTHER PEOPLE?

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“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.” (Psalm 107:2-3 NIV)

The easiest way to talk about God is to tell your story.  God has always been a part of my life.  From my youngest age, I remember going to church.  My mother taught me we are all brothers and sisters, no matter what color our skin is, we are all God’s children.  I was 12 when I understood the need for Jesus.  I didn’t  completely understand why I needed Him, but I knew I did.  And so with a childlike faith, I asked Him to come live in my heart. Forty years later, I still remember the moment my life changed with that prayer.  The easiest way to talk about God is to tell your story.

The easiest way to talk about God is to tell your story.

Peter tells us we should always be ready to give an answer:

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (1 Peter 3:15 NIV)

The best way to prepare to have an answer is to create one in advance.  A common practice Christ followers use is the 2-minute testimony, this 2-minute video helps us understand the concept.  First we must understand our testimony is our story of what God has done for us that no one else can do.  When we understand that, we can think of a couple of areas in our life that God has convicted us of our sin. Then we explain how He helped us change our ways.  When we share how our relationship with Jesus has changed our lives, we give others a vision of how He can change theirs.

For instance, when I was 29 years old the man I thought I was going to marry informed me he didn’t think I was the one for him.  I had given everything up for this man.  We were practically living together, which went against my beliefs. I was willing to sacrifice my beliefs for him.  When that relationship ended, I found myself at rock bottom, all alone.  I contacted a friend I hadn’t talked to in three years.  She had started a relationship with Jesus during the time we hadn’t spoken.  She shared with me what Jesus had done in her life.  She reminded me of the hope we have in Him.  Because of her, I gave my broken heart to Jesus, and He changed my life forever.

The easiest way to talk about God is to tell your story.

Question of the Day:

What is your 2-minute testimony?

Further Reading: 1 Samuel 10:1-11:15 NIV, John 6:43-71 NIV, Psalm 107:1-43 NIV, Proverbs 15:1-3 NIV

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