Baptism Challenge - Day 11
How to bravely give your baptism testimony
As you put all the pieces of your testimony together, you might feel a bit timid or uncertain about actually delivering it in front of people. What should we do about that? Let's read Acts 4:13.
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
Peter and John, and really all of the early church, had a boldness about them that made other people stop and take notice. Peter was the same disciple that denied Jesus when He was on trial and ultimately crucified. What changed?
That boldness didn’t come from within themselves. They didn’t learn it. It came from them spending time with Jesus and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in their lives. When people took notice of their boldness, it didn’t make them think about what great guys Peter and John were. It made them think about the fact that they had been with Jesus.
Trusting the Holy Spirit for boldness
As you continue to spend time with Jesus in God’s Word and through prayer, the same Holy Spirit that gave Peter and John boldness is at work in your life…not so that people will take notice of you but so that they will notice God through you. Trust the Spirit to give you the strength you need to share your testimony with boldness.
Today's Baptism Challenge:
Stitch all the pieces of your testimony together. You've been working on parts of it, now shape it into a completed picture. And, it always helps to have a second set of eyes take a look at your baptism testimony. So, why don't you share it with your mentor and pastor?