When we think about a country song, we think about a lost love, an old pickup truck, and losing a job. It focuses on the person telling or singing the story. Are our "Testimonies" becoming "country and western songs"? Do we become the "object and the subject" of our "testimonies", do we pull at the "heart strings" of feelings and emotions (feeling with thought) until there is not a dry eye in the house? Do we keep telling this story of pain so that we can maintain some kind of identity, if even to ourselves? Are we holding on to the pain for recognition, in which we are glorified not GOD? Revelation 12:11, "...we overcome our enemy by the blood of the LAMB and by the WORD of our TESTIMONY." A testimony is not about miracles, encouragement, brokenness and how you over came. It is about GOD'S "Transformation" of you, beyond knowledge and reason, a place of enlightenment, outside of the body and mind, a place of "Relationship with GOD". A testimony overcomes the enemy (even if the enemy is disguised as our-self), IT GLORIFIES GOD beyond the reason of mind and emotion. People can argue and debate the validity of the Scriptures and they can deny an invisible GOD; but they can't argue or deny YOUR personal encounter with GOD! Now that could be a GREAT TESTIMONY and not A COUNTRY AND WESTERN SONG. AMEN?
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