How To Write A Testimony
If you reflect often on how His Atonement has changed you, and if you give thanks often, you will find that your witness of Him gains power to touch the hearts of others. When those you invite out of your own testimony feel that witness, they will come to accept Him as their Lord and Savior.
Do you remember when you were a kid and when something really AWESOME happened, you couldn’t wait to run home and tell your parents about it? This is the same reaction we should have when God moves in our lives. Testimonies are when we let the world know about the awesomeness of our God and how He changed our lives for the better.
What is a Testimony?
One thing to keep in mind is that testimonies are meant to bring glory to God. Your words don’t have to be fancy or eloquent because your testimony will say it all. It should be written as a first-hand account as something you experienced yourself or witnessed yourself. Every testimony should also be Biblically sound and not go against Scripture.
Before you consider writing your testimony, we have a few suggestions on how to write a testimony:
Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance
Maybe you feel held back by fear or shame or simply don’t know how to write it out; the Holy Spirit will give you the courage and the words to write because in the end, this will bring Him glory and your story is worth telling. You can also read Paul’s testimony in Acts 26 as a guideline.
Details are important
Including specific details in your testimony makes it more personable and understandable. General sentences don’t help the flow of the story nor does the audience connect with it as much as they would if you provided important details. Make sure to be as detailed as possible.
Write an Outline
Like every story, there’s a beginning, a middle, and an end. While you don’t have to follow this format, it can be helpful in guiding you as you formulate your testimony. First, write about where you were and how life was before God acted. Secondly, write about how God intervened and change happened in your life. For the ending, write about where you are now.
“And he did not permit him but said to him, ‘Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.'” (Mark 5:19)
All in all, remember to give God the glory with your testimony because it’s not about us, it’s about lifting up the name of Jesus.
When you’re ready to share your testimony with us, we would love to read it! Find out how to share your story.