On Sunday we had a guest preacher at our church. He gave his testimony about the incredible things that God has helped him overcome. He quoted Revelation 12:11 in his sermon. On my last post one of our regular readers (and recent guest blogger) left me a comment referencing this same verse. As a result, I asked God to give me some opportunities this week to share what the Lord has done for me.
Amazingly, in the last two days I have been able to share my personal testimony at work twice! There is a young woman from Shanghai who started working in my building recently. She has a passing understanding of many world religions, but was basically raised without any religious tradition in her life. She has never experienced the transforming power of Christ. It was so exciting to be able to share with her how He has transformed my life. Somehow God must have used what I shared to touch her because today she came in with another employee and requested I tell him what I told her! It is my prayer that this is the beginning of a walk for each of them that ends with them hearing our Lord proclaim, “Well done thou good and faithful servant…enter thou into the joy of the Lord” (Matthew 25:23).
Our testimonies are powerful. They have the ability to help us overcome, the ability to build faith in others and can be used to help open the door for their hope in the transformational power of a Savior. So get out there, be bold for Jesus and share your testimony. Let us know in the comments how God has used your testimony to touch others.
Those of you who have been following this blog for awhile know that about a month and a half ago I had the opportunity to pray with a Muslim co-worker. You can read the original posthere. What you may not know, is that these prayers have continued and my relationship with this co-worker has deepened during this time.
As a devout Muslim, my co-worker has to pray at least five times a day at specific times. There are relatively few places she can do this where we work. Since I have one of the few offices, and the only truly private office in the building she comes to do these prayers in my office a few times a week. While she prays to Allah, I pray in the name of Jesus. My prayers are focused on one thing – her salvation. I pray for Jesus to reveal Himself to her. I pray that she will feel the Holy Spirit moving in my office. I pray that she will get a revelation of who He is.
On Friday she came in for her mid-afternoon prayers and I sat next to her praying to Jesus. After she finished praying she looked at me in a way I have never seen her look at me. She had this amazed and almost bewildered look on her face. Then she said in a sort of confused tone, “You are not Muslim, but I think God told me you are His friend. I don’t think I’m His friend, but I think you’re His friend.”
This truly was amazing! I don’t feel much like God’s friend with all the mistakes I’ve been making lately, but I do believe God was trying to tell her something. Is it possible that He was trying to convey to her that I know Him in a way that she doesn’t? Perhaps if she believes I am His friend, she will be more open to listening to what I have to say about Him.
I believe He is slowly revealing Himself to her and I have faith that He is going to transform her life. Will you believe God with me? Will you pray for my Muslim friend to come to know that Jesus is her Savior? I am looking forward to the day when she will declare that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!