The best testimonies aren’t words

​The heavens proclaim the glory of God. 

The skies display his craftsmanship. 

Day after day they continue to speak; 

night after night they make him known. 

They speak without a sound or word; 

their voice is never heard. 

Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, 

and their words to all the world. 

God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. 

It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. 

It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. 

The sun rises at one end of the heavens 

and follows its course to the other end. 

Nothing can hide from its heat.

Psalms 19:1‭-‬6 NLT

The world, God’s creation,  is an amazing testimony to His existence,  His wisdom,  His purpose. How could we believe that chaos and chance rule the creation of man, beast, plant and cosmos,  when order is evident everywhere? When beauty is seen constantly in the paintings in the skies at sunrise, sunset,  and throughout the day? When the progress of the seasons displays such a great canvas of ordered and cyclical beauty?

And this testimony is spoken workout a word. In fact, might I be so bold to say that the best testimonies aren’t given with words, but by example? 

Isn’t our own life example a better example of our love for Christ than just our words? Isn’t our life the confirmation of our heart’s desires and don’t our actions either agree and testify to our voiced beliefs – or prove us a liar and hypocrite? And either way,  isn’t it the actions that are proof of the truth? 

Yes, the most powerful and trustworthy testimonies are evidenced in the world around us – not just in our words. 

What will our lives today day about Christ? 

Will we teach the world to live lawless and in rebellion against God’s guidance and instruction? Will we teach the world to live as self righteous hypocrites judging and measuring others for the very faults that we should recognize in our own lives? 

Or will we teach the world about a righteous, just, merciful, and loving God that loved us when we were still His enemies and offered us forgiveness and life and healing and deliverance and sanctification? And that same free gift of grace is theirs to be had – not for a price, not through their own works, but through faith,  through belief in His testimony given at the cross and confirmed at the empty tomb. 

Yes,  His life is the greatest testimony and confirms His teaching. The living Word of the life of Jesus Christ confirms the perfection of the written Word of God – and He invites us to come and follow in His footsteps – He urges us to repent from our sinful ways and turn to God so that He might come to live in our lives and guide us in a life of example and testimony to the world.

Has HE come to live in your life today,  friend? Will the world know the truth of your testimony? Will the clear and evident fruit of His nature some through today even in the midst of your trials? 

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.

Galatians 5:22‭-‬26 NLT

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