You will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.
— Acts 22:15
A little boy was put on the witness stand to testify in court for a very serious trial. The verdict of this trial would mean life or death for someone. The boy told the examining lawyer “I don’t know what to say. I’ve never done this before. I’m not a professional. I’m just a kid.” The lawyer told the boy “you don’t have to be an expert son; just tell us what you saw and what you heard.” The boy’s firsthand testimony was the conclusive evidence that brought the final verdict.
Much like this little boy, many Christians feel inadequate or unable to be a good witness for Christ. Though experience and extensive study can make someone a clearer and more articulate witness, all you really need to be a witness is a firsthand encounter of that which you are testifying about.
Tell someone about your encounter with Jesus this week. If you don’t know what to say, tell them what you heard and saw when you received Christ as Lord. Throughout the course of your faith walk, study so you can be a more effective witness, but don’t let the lack of study deter you from witnessing today.
Heavenly Father, give me the courage to step out and be a witness for you. Give me the words to speak that testify to the encounter that I had, and have with you. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!