Before I became a Believer, I never thought God was real. I battled the concept of faith because logic and reasoning were not included in the idea of believing. How can someone believe in something they don’t see? How can you have hope in something you can’t hear or touch? Science was the only thing that made sense to me, until I heard the testimonies of my friends. In this world, people can debate the existence of God, but one thing that is undebatable is an individual’s testimony.
A testimony is a unique life story or event that took place in a person’s life. When I listened to my friends tell me their personal encounters with God and how the Holy Spirit worked in their lives, the Holy Spirit began working in mine. The more testimonies I would hear, the more I yearned to feel those same experiences. Everyone around me believed God was real, yet I still needed proof. How could the world be created in only 7 days? How could one God be omnipresent? What is the purpose of Jesus and how does He affect my life? I had so many questions and very few answers because I had very little faith. Now, I look back and understand that without faith it is impossible to please God. First, I needed to have faith before I could create miracles.
Paul, an apostle of Christ, persecuted the church before he was saved. He supported the murders of men and women who had faith. Paul did not have eyes to see and ears to hear the truth about God because he did not have faith. From killing Christians to becoming one, Paul’s testimony is truly amazing. The moment God revealed himself to Paul, he never went back to his old ways. He was was completely transformed and the rest of his life was dedicated to delivering the truth of Jesus Christ to people throughout the nations. Paul could no longer debate God’s existence because he experienced it first hand.
The idea of testimonies grew deeper in my heart as I grew closer to The Lord. When I created SmileWithFaith, I knew that I wanted this platform to be used for Believers worldwide to share their testimonies and come together for the purpose of spreading truth, love and faith. Testimonies have the power to change lives and I know from first hand experience. The more I heard testimonies, the more it lead me to God. Now, you are able to share your testimony with over 92 countries nationwide in hopes of encouraging your fellow Believers and reminding them of God’s truth, power, love and grace of God.
If God has placed it in your heart to use your voice and share your experiences, than this is the place for you! Upload your video and email it to iSmileWithFaith@gmail.com with the subject title #TestimonyTuesday. Your video will be displayed under the #TestimonyTuesday tab and hold a 5 week spot on SmileWithFaith.com.
Whether you want to share how you have come to faith, what Jesus means to you or a blessing God has done in your life, there is no such thing as a ‘bad or wrong’ testimony because it is your experience. God works specifically and divinely in the lives of his children for different reasons.Let us come together and share our stories with one another, combining the many pieces into one puzzle.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. – 1 Corinthians 12:12