Testify all that the Lord did in your life
Matthew 5:14,15 -
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
One of the most important parts of carrying the Cross / being a disciple of Jesus is testifying what the Lord has done in our lives. We need to do it not because the Lord needs us to glorify Him and praise Him. It has the same reason why the Israelites were told to keep a pot of Manna in the Ark of Covenant / Testimonies.
The Lord asked them to keep some Manna in a golden pot in the Ark; the same Manna which fell every day (except for the Sabbath days), which used to rot the very next day (or the day after incase of Sabbath), never got spoiled when kept in the Ark for years. The Manna reminded them of the promise which the Lord gave with regards to provide for them till they entered the promise land.
Our testimonies are like the pot of Manna kept in that precious pot which we hold within us. We need these testimonies to be kept afresh always within us so as to remind ourselves the promise the Lord has given us of providing for us until we enter our Promise Land which is Heaven.
Sharing our testimonies does encourage others but more than that by sharing it we encourage ourselves.
So all that the gracious Lord has done for you in your life keep it in your heart and do open your mouth and share it with others. By doing this you are not doing a favor unto others or to God but to your own self.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are God and all things are known unto You. You created everything and You also created man. You knew the strength and weakness of man, therefore gave us the Book of Instruction so as to guide us in our walk back unto You after being led astray. Lord, help us keep our weak hearts strong with all the glorious things which You have done for this unworthy me. Help us remember always and open our mouth and share it with others...
This we speak in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.
36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel.
10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan.
12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
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