Personal

Sometimes we get things wrong.  I got my relationship wrong with Jesus in the beginning.  I thought what He wanted out of me most was service.  When in reality, what He wanted most was relationship.  A personal relationship.

We serve a personal God, one who loves us, wants to take care of us. and have a relationship with us.  He gets JEALOUS! (Exodus 20:4-6) This is not the same as covetousness that the Bible, including the ten commandments, states is sin. (Exodus 20:17)  That is selfish desire.  This jealousy is Godly jealousy (2 Corinthians 11:2), which is His strong desire to have a relationship with us that surpasses all other relationships.  Even relationships with friends, family, spouses, children, money, or anything for that matter.

Just like any other relationship, He wants to spend time with you.  You have probably heard it said that good communication is key to a positive relationship.  One of those things early on in my relationship with Jesus was that I focused more on serving than building a relationship.  I forsook prayer sometimes for what I thought was doing "tasks" for God.  What I now realize is that prayer, which is communicating with God, is one of the most important parts of our relationship.  It is how we grow our relationship.  It is what makes it personal.  Just as spending time with and talking with my wife builds our relationship, it is the same with God.

Why do we focus a lot of our ministry on testimonies at Testifyit.  Well, because of the name of course!  Just kidding.  It is because we want people to share their stories about their relationship with our Heavenly Father, and how He has shown love to them.  We want to encourage others, showing that God will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8, Joshua 1:5, Hebrews 13:5).  We want people to know that if you get this one personal relationship right, with the one true God, who created you and loves you, He will work all things to your good (Romans 8:28).  He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).  He gave His only Son for you (John 3:16).

So, what is your story?  How has God changed your life?  What is your relationship with Jesus like?  

Testifyit Launch

Wow.  What an amazing ride.  God gave us the vision for Testifyit over 7 months ago, and now we are finally launching.  I am so excited and encouraged to share this ministry with everyone.  

Testifyit's mission is "Sharing the Love of Christ and building people up through testimonies and teaching".  We truly want to share how God is working through His people today, and let God use that to encourage, comfort, and edify others.  Think of it like a modern day book of Acts, although this will be recorded through various forms of media, including audio, video, and the written word.

We are starting out with audio.  You will be able to listen to the testimonies both on Testifyit's website, as well as SoundCloud, iTunes (podcasts), Google Play Music (podcasts), and most other podcasting apps.

Why the name Testifyit?  Well, in this world today when something great happens in someone's life what do they usually do?  They post it, like it, tweet it, stream it, or find someway to share it.  When God does something in people's lives we want them to Testifyit!  Not just with this ministry, or on this website, but in anyway that they are led to share it.  When the early Christians shared their experiences with God, others were led to Christ, encouraged, or taught.  We want to have the same happen in this time.

So, if you agree with this, or are interested in what we are sharing, please sign up for our Newsletter, or follow us on Facebook, SoundCloudTwitter, Google Plus, and Youtube.  We hope that you will be truly blessed and encouraged by what is shared here, and if you are led to share as well, please fill out our Testimony Form or Contact Us.

We are walking by faith with this ministry, and, having just taken off, are very excited to see where God leads.  Just like when a plane takes off, and you are not in control, but along for the ride, we are trusting God and allowing Him to use us.  

God Bless!