Bragging On God

“Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses,
but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God.”
Psalm 20:7 (AMP)

We don’t usually go around boasting about ourselves.  With a trusted friend we might share the sense of accomplishment we have in learning how to whip up a new recipe.  Or we may confide with a sister-in-Christ the excitement of (after disciplined eating and exercise) now being able to zip our size ___ jeans again (without feeling like we are trying to fit a tuba through a button hole).

But, how often do we boast about God?  This is one of the BEST ways to share Christ with people without seeming pushy!  For example …

  1. She brings up the weather … “Yes! Didn’t God give us a beautiful day?!”
  2. She asks how you are doing … “Things have been challenging lately. but through the yucky dark tunnel, God has been shining His light.” (If there is time, “God has a way of bringing good out of bad. Do you mind if I share a couple of the amazing things God has been teaching me?”)
  3. She brings up a personal struggle … After listening: “I am so sorry.  I can kindof understand what you’re going through.  When I was in a difficult place, God brought some true encouragement my way.  I think it will help you, too. Do you have time for me to share a couple things with you?”
  4. In the check-out line“How are you doing?  Thank you for taking good care of us today!” Smile … you have a Bible verse on your check or on a pre-made card that you can hand to people who serve you in the the community – it can say, “Thank you!  We appreciate all you do!  … then a favorite Bible verse.”
  5. You meet someone with a Bible name“Oh, I like your name!  It reminds me of Esther in the Bible.” Then you may have a chance (based on their response) to continue talking about God and His Word.
  6. At Thanksgiving you take your neighbors some goodies“We thank God that you are our neighbors!”

Approach each person and situation with prayer for God’s guidance.  He will give you the discernment you need, to know today whether you should just smile or if this is an open door to brag on God. 

You might call this “teaching through the back door.”  Some people, at certain times, are much more apt to listen to your personal experience than a sermon.  And the glow of joy as you share will speak volumes.  They just might be drawn to God in you like a magnet.

Use your imagination!  You can practice this as a family, in a ladies Bible study, or with a close friend.  Bring up a scenario and brainstorm. See  how many ways you can bring Him into the conversation – not in a pious sounding way (bringing attention to yourself), but bragging about Him and what He is doing in your life!

How do you brag about God?  Please leave a comment below – we’d love to hear how God is using you.  You might give us an idea we may be able to use while shopping or walking through our neighborhood today. 

How to Know God – and If Know Him, How to Share Your Testimony

 

Pull up a chair – can I get you something to drink?  I have coffee, tea, and lemonade.  How are you today?  It is a lovely sunny day here, with pleasant breezes carrying a hint of autumn.  Early this morning my boys and I enjoyed peeking out our window to watch a little woodpecker pecking away on our playhouse out back.  I’ve spent all morning cleaning out a closet full of clothes my boys have grown out of.  I look forward to sharing them with my friends who have tiny boys. Thanks for coming by.

When I first sensed God directing me to create Women On God’s Mission, I knew the most important thing to share right away was my salvation testimony – how God has forgiven me through Jesus’ sacrifice in my place.  My life isn’t about me – it’s about everything God has done for me, in me, and (when I live surrendered to Him) through me.   HE is my mission.  And HE daily gives me a mission to serve Him by serving others.

Are you certain of your position in Christ?  Or are you haunted with doubts and fears about your future?  If you are unsure where you stand with God, you can find the answers you’ve been hoping for.  A great place to begin is by clicking on the link below.

” . . . if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10

If you believe in Jesus, God’s living Word, and confess Him as your Savior, would you please share below?   May I refill your cup?

If you are unsure how to share your testimony, see *below.  I realize many testimonies are lengthy, so if you just want to share a favorite verse and when/where you chose to answer God’s call, that will be perfectly fine. If you’ve never left a comment before, it’s simple. Just go down to the bottom of this post and click on “comments.” You can leave one anonymously if you don’t want anyone to know your name.

Looking forward to hearing how God wooed you to Himself. Your testimony will be an encouragement to me and all our sisters around the world. Thank you for visiting today! 🙂  I hope you come back again soon.

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” I Peter 3:15
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 of faith.” So, it is telling others what you have seen and heard about God, and what you believe about
*Have you ever been asked to share your salvation testimony in front of a group of people? Maybe you want to tell a family member or your new roommate what God has done for you, but you don’t know where to begin. Are you scared? It takes preparation and practice, but soon you will feel comfortable and anticipate chances to tell your story. Click below to find some excellent helpful hints for how to prepare to share.