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Christian Men at Work Podcast

Mar 27, 2023

Your Two Testimonies
Your past and your present
First your past
The first you can’t change what happened but you can change how you think about it
Do you look back with regret and sadness and feel sorry for yourself and self condemned?
Or instead do you see Gods hand through it all, His faithful presence, and His plan to change you and shape you through and because of your past experiences, leading you to be the man He wants you to be.
Your second testimony is your present.
Story of man at work saying he was fantastic and that he decided long ago he would be fantastic just for today, not worrying about tomorrow.
I don’t know if he’s a believer. I hope to find out soon.
So I don’t know the source of his philosophy on being fantastic, but I agree with the sentiment.
Yeshua on do not worry about tomorrow. "Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." - Matt 6:31-34
"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." - Ps 118:24
We cannot change the past, we can only change or affect how we think and talk today about our past.
Will we focus on ourselves or on God. Will we see God in our past? If we do, it may be the only way we can be fantastic today which will allow us to have a powerful testimony today, which is our second testimony.
Here’s another thought. Every day we contribute to our first testimony, our past, i.e. today's present becomes tomorrow's past. So as we make positive changes in our daily testimony we make positive changes in our past testimony as well. Over time these seeds were sowing will reap a harvest so that over time we’ll have a better outlook on our past testimony.
"11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death." - Rev 12:11