“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Many people hear the word “witness” and feel that they do not have the necessary qualities to speak for God. And in one sense, it is true – none of us, apart from God, has the capability to make a difference. But God hasn’t called us to all serve in exactly the same way, He has gifted us each in unique ways.
Sometimes a dear mother will say, “I am just a homemaker,” or some blue-collar worker may say, “I’m just a mechanic.” Perhaps they see people preaching or singing in the choir and wish they could accomplish something great for God. But friends, nothing could be further from the truth, all God asks us to be is a witness.
When the Holy Spirit inspired Luke to remind us of the great promise in Acts chapter 1, he said, “…after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses.”
When you witness, you just simply tell what you’ve seen. If I witnessed a car accident, all I have to say is what I actually saw. I don’t have to know the law or be trained as a lawyer, judge or policeman; I just simply say what I’ve seen. When we witness, we tell our story – whether a homemaker, mechanic, doctor, or pastor – just tell our story, it is unique; there is none like it!
Blessings to You,
Dr. Tim Pollock