What is the value of giving testimony of God’s working in your life?
David proclaims in Psalm 40.
Psalms 40:9 I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness In the great assembly; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know.
David writes of his intentions to share the “Good News of God’s righteousness” to the people of God. What is the “Good News of God’s righteousness”? In context with the Psalm, while David admits to his being overtaken by his iniquities, yet does he make this declaration of sharing the “Good News of God’s righteousness”. So the “Good News of God’s righteousness” is God’s working in David’s life aside from David’s own weaknesses and failings. God being faithful even when David is not. He acknowledges his failure while proclaiming God’s victory and ability to overcome what he is overcome by. God’s righteousness is his presence doing His will, His way on our behalf and for his glory. Therefore, David intends to communicate to others how God is active and doing good in his life.
I was having lunch with a friend who attended our Sunday Gathering with our study of Psalm 40:9-13. He recalled Revelation 12:11 and how the persecuted overcome by the life that comes from Christ’s death and the testimony of this life in Christ.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Overcoming our weakness, our trials, our challenges and all other circumstances by the Lord’s intervention and provision leads to a testimony to be heard. Overcoming life’s woes and even opposition to us due to our faith is accomplished by what Christ completed on the cross, in his sacrifice for our sins, but also His continue working in and through our life of faith in Him.
How has God’s righteousness manifested in your life today? Has he responded to your cry, met an incredible need, lifted you above your circumstances or accomplished other work on your behalf? Enough can not be said of the importance of our sharing with others the righteous work of God in our daily lives. Doing so reminds us while encouraging another to look beyond the circumstances, to rest in the Lord for his supply and provision, deliverance or guidance.
So make a post and be specific. Respond to the a “How is it going? question with a testimony of the “Good News of God’s righteousness.” Be prepared when you join other believers to give testimony so that His name be glorified among the assembly and others ministered to.