My testimony is a very simple testimony centered in Christ. Although I wasn’t born in the church I’ve been blessed to have it be a part of my life for the vast majority of it. I’ve learned not to only believe in Christ but also to believe Him. Believe in His promises and teachings. Satan has a perfect testimony that Christ lives but refuses to believe Him.
I’ve learned that I am not the light but am a fragment of a mirror whose full design I do not know. I’ve been positioned (as all of us have been) to be able to reflect that that light into the dark corners of the Earth to individuals who otherwise would never see that light.
My entire testimony rests in His atoning sacrifice. There will always be days where the atoning sacrifice of Christ is the only thing that carries us through the night. Days where everything and everyone seem to be against us. Days where you literally cannot see another way out.
Charity, the pure love of Christ, is epitomized by the atonement. There will be days where coworkers, friends, church leaders, parents and spouses let us down but there will never come a day and you will never travel so far as to be out of the reach of the atoning power of Christ.
There are just going to be days where you live by faith trusting that He will provide a way. Days where you kneel down in fervent prayer pleading “Lord, I need thee now. I need thee today because I’m tired and I can’t do it any longer. I have nowhere else to go and nowhere else to look but up.”
I know that as we allow God the time and opportunity to justify our faith in Him and His gospel, we will find ourselves coming forth polished as gold.