Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for Witness...

W is for Witness

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines witness as:

1: attestation of a fact or event : testimony

2: one that gives evidence; specifically : one who testifies in a cause or before a judicial tribunal

3: one asked to be present at a transaction so as to be able to testify to its having taken place

4: one who has personal knowledge of something

5a : something serving as evidence or proof : sign
  b : public affirmation by word or example of usually religious faith or conviction  witness to divine life — Pilot>

If you are a Christian you should be witnessing everyday.  There are many ways that you can witness:  sharing Scripture with people is a witness, telling them how to live for Christ and accept Him in their heart is witnessing.  I believe the theme I have chosen for this A to Z Challenge is form of witnessing.  Praying in public can be a witness to people; even going to church every time the doors are open is a witness. There are so many ways to witness.

‘I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.  He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.  Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.’    Psalm 40:1-4

‘Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.  Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.’   Psalm 51:10-13

‘I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.’   Psalm 119:46

‘My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever’   Psalm 145:21

‘And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’   Matthew 4:19

‘Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.  But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.’   Luke 12:8-9

‘But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.’   John 15:26-27

There are many more scriptures in the Bible that refers to being a witness.  From these we can see to be a witness for Jesus Christ we need to have Him in our heart and live for Him, obeying His word.  What we say, the way we act, the way we live, the way we treat people are a witness for our Lord.  What kind of witness are you?

until next time…nel

1 comment:

  1. Yes these posts have been an excellent witness.