Bring Ones Testimony
When a person tells “their story” and presents all the good, bad and truly ugly to others there is bond between those that can not be easily removed, forgotten or overlooked. What others hear when someone else tells their story of how Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit pulled them out of the fire and set their feet on solid ground is the story of their own life – not that of someone else. We are basically all the same, the good, bad and truly ugly resides in all of us to varying degrees. When the Holy Spirit fills the space and invites Jesus to heal those within lives change. What happens on the other side of that change is different for each of us, but the change can not be denied.
Is this what Paul was writing about when wrote to Corinthians?
1 Corinthians 9
17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.