Day 12: Practice Your Testimony. Today was full of doctor appointments, feeding therapy, and work. Then after work we headed north for 3 hours to get to where our foster son will see a specialist tomorrow morning. Luckily, this challenge was very easy to do on the road. I practiced giving my testimony with my husband…and I had plenty of time for feedback since we had 3 hours!
I have shared my story with many people; sometimes in parts, sometimes in whole. However, I do think there is value in practicing. I think that what you share with people will change depending on the situation and what that person needs to hear at the time. So, I chose to practice as if someone asked me what God had done for me or how I came to follow Christ. That doesn’t encompass all the details of my story, but it does allow me to sift through what is really important for someone to know, and what maybe isn’t as important. I think the video for today offers a good outline of what to include in the testimony of how Christ has worked in your life. I love the example they give because it somewhat mirrors my own. I was in 5th grade when I accepted Christ as my Savior, but I feel that learning to follow Him and be obedient to Him has been something that I have continually had to learn throughout the years. So, while my decision to follow Christ and be baptized is important for my story, so are other times when I really learned to trust God or be obedient to Him because those moments really changed something about my existence whether it was my purpose in life or what I was chasing trying to find contentment, for example.