Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Word of our Testimony

I was hitting up some of my favorite blogs this morning and this one really struck me. The Lord has really shown me a lot about sound and words so this blog stirred up some things He has shared with me. There is much power in simply speaking outloud...now don't get me wrong, I am not caught up in the "speaking things into existence" craze the "faith" movement or any of that stuff. Not to offend but it just seems too superficial to me, but hey, that's no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. There is most definitley something to the whole speaking of things. God Himself spoke the world into being. Rev 19:10 ...for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. I fully believe that by speaking who He is and what He has done, you are proclaiming who He continues to be and what He is fully capable of doing.
My hubby and I are sometimes priviledged to share the Lord with groups of people and one of the most powerful tools we have is that of telling stories of God's interaction into our lives...we tell personal stories, our family's stories and stories of the churches we have fellowshipped with. They are powerful and speak louder than the mere words we use. When visitors come into our churches the saints there are encouraged to tell their stories, how they met and became a church, what God is saying in them as a church...this practice is ancient and if you think of it....very similiar to the way Jesus ministered to people and taught His disciples....He really didn't preach very much but He did tell a lot of stories.....
Also I have found that often I don't even know what I feel or think regarding a particular something until I have spoken it out loud, formulized thoughts into verbalization.....its good for me...good for others to hear...

Below I have included a quote from my very first blog post....it has similiar thoughts ...
"I have been thinking lately about His voice. I have learned that sound can actually be seen, science has proven it. But I really already knew it inside myself. I already knew that when He speaks I see Him and when His church speaks, I see Him and upon the hearing Christ is formed in me. Science suggests that sound is possibly the basis of everything. Perhaps this is true. It lends a whole new meaning to "In the beginning was the Word" and "He upholds everthing by the word of His power" Something inside me says "Amen". "

For more on this subject you might want to check out this old blog post

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Personal stories are by far the best form of testimony.

Bek said...

hey, great post!!! i really like your thoughts here. and thanks for the link.

J. Samuel Thomas said...

Amen!

All true testimonies, although we are involved, are His testimony.

It's so much more than "I once was lost but now I'm found" although that is a large part of it.

It's not just that we are found, it's where we are found...IN WHOM we are found. And likewise, WHOM we discover and where HE is discovered (in US)!

Hikingalong said...

Thank you for sharing this. I really needed to hear that today. I love your blog and your sweet spirit. You continually bless me.

Gina said...

Thank you for the insight into
Jesus' teaching style.

suburban mom said...

Good post. I'm glad it touched you.

Hattigrace said...

Yes, His Word has power. Had such an experience in Mass this morning. Will do a post on it. Could feel the air get crisp and electrified and that powerful sense of holiness. . . reverence, His authority. I love those moments, don't you? It is good to know He is present with us.

Happy Father's Day to your family.