Maybe exaggerating a little.
I have come to love fellowship & community.
I have also come to love testimonies.
A lot of times people shy away from giving their testimony but it is so powerful! And God has opened my eyes to the importance of it and I'm so glad.
This verse from revelations is powerful! It's saying the enemy was overcome by the cross and believers testimony! Must mean testimonies are important...
There's really two reasons for testimonies.
- Building up/Encouragement
Sharing with non-believers is a way to evangelize, give glory to God, show his power, the list can go on and on.
Sharing with believers brings encouragement and life to the body!
When I share my testimony it is also so beneficial for me! It allows me to see how far God has taken me, how He was and is working in and through me. It allows me to give thanks, give the glory to Him, and remember His faithfulness.
I'm understanding how important it is to be surrounded by a healthy community. Without fellowship&community it's SO hard. It makes sense God calls us to fellowship with believers...
You can't be as effective if your empty, and that fellowship is so refreshing