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My testimony is pretty boring.
But less dramatic testimonies are as important as dramatic ones. They prove that ordinary people need Jesus as much as drug addicts and criminals do.
That's why all of us should “prepare” a testimony (1Peter 1:13) so we can be effective when opportunities arise (Ephesians 5:15-17).
Preparation doesn't replace the work of the Holy Spirit in evangelism, but it supports it.
So, try this:
- Ask the Lord to help you write a 7-10 minute version of your salvation experience (850-1200 words) and a 3-5 minute version (450-600 words). You won't use either version word-for-word in an actual situation, but this preparation will help you think it through.
- Using an outline or notes, share your prepared testimony with your Christian family and friends.
- Ask for their suggestions: is it clear? Are there too many details? How can you improve it?
Why not check out this short post for more ideas: 6 Ways to Use a Written Testimony. If you aren't ready to write a testimony now...no problem. Just think and pray about it, and if you decide to write one in the future, refer to these posts for encouragement and help. Thanks, Gail
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