June 28, 2020
“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it give light to everyone in the house.” Matthew 5:15
Have you ever lost your keys? We have experienced this several times at the Simmons’ home. Peggy is good about laying her keys down and then we spend time finding them. I remember once when she couldn’t find them and we looked everywhere to find them on her dresser under a hat.
Yet I am not immune. I lost my church keys once only to have them found by Foster in some of his toys. We all have had something we wanted hidden by other things we have.
Now I wonder how often we hide our testimony about what God has done for us. How often do we fail to talk about Jesus with others? We talk about our jobs, our family, our grandchildren, our favorite sports team, our favorite hobby and all of us talk about the weather. Yet what would happen if we just stood around and talked about God? What would happen if we stopped hiding God and revealed Him to everyone we met?
I am convinced that we need an old fashion testimony time. We need to just stand around and testify about what God has done for us. And I am not just talking about how He saved me. I’m talking about how He got me through yesterday and a tough situation. How He provides for my needs and sometimes my wants. What would happen if we lead every conversation with “how are you and God doing today?” It might transform not only our lives, but the lives of those we come in contact with.
Jesus spoke these words in His famous Sermon on the Mount. He said, “No one lights a light and puts in under a basket. They put it on a stand so that everyone can see.” (Matthew 5:15, paraphrased.) If Jesus put a light in your life do not hide it. Don’t make people look for it. Place it on a stand for everyone to see. Don’t hide your testimony, share it!
Dear Lord, thank you for our testimony. Give us courage to share it with everyone. Don’t make us share, but make us bold. We can talk about a great deal of things, but there is nothing we can talk about any greater than you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.