Monday, November 21, 2005
Have you ever found yourself apologizing because your testimony isn't as exciting as someone else's? No powerful stories of deliverance from drugs? No escape from gang wars? No humanly miraculous tales of transformation? Do you hesitate to share your story because it's just not "up there" with those that you hear on Christian television talk shows?
Many of us have struggled with the "no testimony" syndrome. Rodney Griffin and Chris Binion have collaborated on a great song on Greater Vision's newest project entitled "My Favorite Place". It is entitled "Your Story". Powerful stuff! They have expressed in song the gut feeling of my heart!
Every born again Christian has a story and every one is unique. Your story may be the very one that someone needs to hear. Don't keep your story from others because it's not powerful enough. Every Christian has undergone a total transformation. We have been "translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God's dear Son.
Here are the lyrics and be sure to pick up a copy of the CD, My Favorite Place, at your local Christian bookstore. This one, by Greater Vision, is another winner.
You wish your story had more meaning
So you could tell how you conquered all the pain
But, life’s been gentle, even easy
You’ve convinced yourself you don’t have much to say
So your story goes unspoken
A testimony that’s been silenced by your fears
But, let me tell you, the day God saved you
He penned a wondrous story someone needs to hear
Your story holds the power giving hope to the weary on their way
Your Story tells them how this God of love still reaches out with arms of Grace
You’ve seen what God can do.
Now it’s up to you to share His Glory
They’re waiting to be free, wanting to believe,
You have what they need Your Story
The cross of Christ a sacrifice that cannot be denied
It took as much to save you as the thief He hung beside.
Words and Music by Chris Binion & Rodney Griffin
©2004 Centergy Music & Songs of Greater Vision, BMI