Sowing Seeds of Faith

When I first receive a breakthrough in a certain area, for instance physical healing, this testimony is meant to be shared with others around me, so that they too can receive breakthrough.

A specific testimony of God’s goodness is like a seed. Keep it to yourself and you still have the seed, but if you sow it, that one seed can and will grow and multiply!

A testimony is like a seed of faith – it gives whoever hears it a chance to see and believe for something they couldn’t see or believe for just a moment before.

I also need to actively remind myself of the testimony I have in a certain area. For instance, several years ago I was asked to pray for a lady with a toothache, and her pain went away when I prayed for her. Naturally, this was very encouraging to both of us. Ever since then, it’s been really easy for me to pray for teeth, and to expect to see healing in that area. Often, I will tell the person I’m praying for about what I have seen before, so that they too will be encouraged, and have expectation of God’s goodness to manifest in their bodies.

Since I have seen the goodness of God manifesting itself once, I can expect God to manifest in the same manner again – and again and again.

I only need to remember this and expect Him to show up. If I don’t recall my testimonies, I might encounter a situation I’ve been in before, without seeing a solution for it.

If I for instance meet someone today with a toothache and do not recall what I have seen in the past, it will probably be more challenging for me to ask to pray for that person and believe for their healing.

Or, if I didn’t know God heals today, what are the chances I would even consider praying for someone’s healing?!?

But because I have received testimony from others that He does indeed heal today, I know that “He can do it again”!

Do It Again!

Feast on the testimonies of God’s goodness daily!

When a testimony isn’t ‘mine’, I’ll make it mine; I’ll claim it, because testimony means: “God can do it again!

In my life! In yours!

The Hebrew word for ‘testimony’ comes from a word that means ‘witness’; someone who gives evidence. This word again derives from a primitive root, meaning ‘to return, to repeat, to do again.’

A testimony isn’t supposed to stay by itself as ‘that one time’. A testimony is to be repeated, to grow, to multiply!!

When I hear a testimony of something good God has done to someone somewhere, it is an invitation extended to me to see this repeated in and around me.

How Good Are You, God?

“How good are You God? Will You show me?”

I ask God that now and then, and He always answers. I can kind of picture Him getting that question, His face lighting up (even more), Him rubbing His hands excitedly, and saying: “I’m glad you asked (finally)!”

Or, “Well, since you’re asking, why, yes!”

The thing is, my question is awful big – bigger than I can even imagine. Certain questions or requests take quite a while to answer. I’m sure that at some point I’ve said or thought:

“Wow, God, now I know how good You are!”, in response to something that has occurred in my life.

And I’m sure that God, although I haven’t actually heard Him say this, must have said something like:

“Wait, I’m not done yet!”

In fact, He only just got started. A question I have is, do I stop receiving of His goodness way too early, thinking that I already got more than I thought I could get?  Quite possible. Fortunately, part of God’s goodness is His patience, and He doesn’t stop, just because we think it’s over!

Now, I’m sure God could make it quite clear to me how good He is a lot faster than He does, but I wonder if it might kill me..?!

So He must have some good reason for me to still be walking this Earth, and encountering His goodness in smaller, more rationed portions. Yet, even these “smaller” portions are quite overwhelming at times – so much so that I wonder how He can top the present encounter I’m having. Well, it’s left for me to wonder, and for Him to come and show me. Over, and over, and over again, like waves coming at you when you’re at the beach.

You can ask God to show you His goodness, and He will continually do so. But will you step out into the water and actually search it out? The goodness of God is so strong, so powerful, you might never get back to the shore. You might never recover. It’ll feel overwhelming. Too much. You’ll never be the same.

As we enter into a new year and a new season, this is what’s on my heart:

Knowing more of His heart for us. And because of that, never be the same!