Notes: 8 / 1 year ago
“Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.”
-1 Corinthians 4:1-2
As stewards of “the mysteries of God” we are responsible for the insights God has shown us about Himself. Each person has been given an experience or testimony to tell to the world. That is why it is good to have a testimony where we can express Hs leading in our lives and reveal our new discoveries about God.
Come to think of it sometimes our personal experiences are more relative and applicable to others then the most powerful sermon. Evidence through the credibilidity of a friend’s personal experience can be powerful. Reflect intimate experiences with God that have shaped your life. Share moments that you have had with God that is of great value and significance.
God never asks us to believe, without giving sufficient evidence upon which to base our faith. His existence, His character, the truthfulness of His word, are all established by testimony that appeals to our reason;and this testimony is abundant. Yet God has never removed the possibility of doubt. Our faith must rest upon evidence, not demonstration. Those who wish to doubt will have opportunity; while those who really desire to know the truth will find plenty of evidence on which to rest their faith.
-STC p. 59
We need to take time to reflect that God has given us plenty of reason to believe in Him. Faith upon evidence is a living and existing faith that is personal and real.