Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. Psalm 119:111
I am a lawyer. I write wills. I have written hundreds of them. People come to me concerned about how to leave whatever they have, to whoever they want after they die. But there is more.
The will part names what you have and to whom you want it to go. I have written many I do not agree with, but I am the agent that can help people do stupid things. The testament part is statement that allows the testator to leave a testament for those who will come behind.
Peter Grant lived in Berwick, Maine. He was a Scottish exile who was captured and brought to America in the 1600’s. He was a great grandfather to me. In doing some ancestry research, I came a across his will and what a will it was. He gave glory to God and praise to almighty God. He said he didn’t have much in the way of goods and property to leave, but he did have his faith in God to leave to all that would come after him. That’s me and his faith in God is my inheritance.
My wife and I have a will and it includes our Christian testimony. When we die, it will be a public record and some day our descendants, most of whom will not know or care that we existed might be interested in their family history and read our will and testament and know that they too are recipients of Peter Grant’s and our Christian faith.
As Christians, we are called to testify as to our faith. Jesus last words are found in Matthew 28:19-20…. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
In Jesus’ time, mobility was limited. Often people rarely went more than five or so miles away during their entire life. But today, we are much more mobile and think nothing of it. I have probably crossed the Atlantic and Pacific fifty or more times. A few weeks ago, I had breakfast in Maine, lunch in Michigan and dinner in Florida. I saw hundreds of people, but I am sad to say that to not one did I share my faith in Christ. I missed opportunities to testify to my faith. Bad me!
One way to testify as to our faith is to speak and explain it. Our testimony for Jesus in should be a lifestyle and words that openly acknowledge our personal experience of following Jesus Christ.. We testify by our words and actions. If our lives are a testimony for Jesus Christ, then they should be reflections of Christ as we follow in his steps.
Does the way you live your life testify for Jesus?
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The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. Mark Twain
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A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. G. Gordon Liddy
QUOTES YOU CAN USE
Trying to hide our wounds and emotional baggage from God is like placing a feather on the ground during a rainstorm to protect the flowers. Dwight Short
We are called to sow seed in unlikely places —and leave the results to God. We’re not called to judge the condition of the soil. Dan Shock
Instead of striving for a predictable, safe lifestyle, seek to know Him in greater depth and breadth. Jesus Calling
Prayer is about getting God’s will done, not ours. Dan Shock
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.
Not Everyone Who Says They Are Your Friend Is. Ken Whitten
Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it. Robert A. Heinlein
Be a fountain. Not a drain.
There’s so much attention about wanting to be youthful. We might do well if we also thought about how we can be useful. Ken Dychtwald
Those men whom God set forth as a pattern of what He expected Christians to be – the apostles – regarded prayer as the most important business of their lives. R. A. Torrey
Golf is a good walk spoiled. Mark Twain
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” Bill Keane