We Testify

I love hearing people’s stories about how God has worked in their lives. Even more, I love encouraging them to tell those stories and helping them find ways to share them. I guess it’s the writing teacher coming out.

I’ve long envisioned an online place where people could share their stories, and not finding anything that quite fit the bill, I decided to create it on my own. It’s a blog that I’ve been assembling over the past several months, and now it’s ready to share.

I have no idea how many people, if any, will be interested in sharing their stories, but I thought it was worth the time and effort on my part. It’s a risk. And this year, I’m all about taking some risks, if there’s a chance that God can be glorified.

So, if you have a story to share about God’s work in your life, how he’s showed you his love in a particular way, albeit small or large, feel free to share it on the site. The site’s looking pretty bare, and it just needs some people willing to step forward to talk about what Jesus has done in their lives. Will you be the first to share?

Click here to visit We Testify’s homepage
Click here to learn more about how to submit your stories
Click here to read the site’s mission statement
Click here to learn about the different types of testimony stories you can share


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  1. How do you think sharing experiences about how God affects you helps you?

    AL: Great question. Thanks for dropping by to ask it.

    I think there’s several answers to this question. Sharing these experiences first helps the person who shares them. Why? In I Peter 3:15, Peter tells his readers to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” We get to store up in our hearts all those wonderful moments when God has been there for us. So, when we’re going through a dark period, we can go back and reflect on those for encouragement, to know that God will help us again. It’s also a legacy for the people who experience these signs of love from God. You can share them with your loved ones, just as you’d share any story from your life, but these have more eternal impact. Also, throughout the gospels, Jesus tells those he heals and his disciples to be faithful to testify to what they’ve witnessed or received from him. We’re just being faithful followers by passing along the good news that we’ve experienced first hand.

    Next, it helps those we share it with. I can’t count the number of times that a friend has come along side me and shared a story about a trial that God has helped her through, similar to one I myself am going through. It gives me such hope and encouragement, knowing that God can help in such a way. Also, my faith is strengthened, with even more evidence in the goodness of my God. And that’s just for people who are already Christians.

    When you share your stories with people who don’t already know Jesus, they want to know how they too can experience this sort of love. When somebody tells you about this great guy Jesus and how he’s made a big difference in your life, don’t you want to know him too?

    I hope that helps answer your question!

  2. […] and the like, for a new blog project called We Testify. She explains her vision on her blog here. If you have a story to tell, you should check it […]

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