Christian Living
Faithful in Your Story
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Nov 9, 2018
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Your personal testimony is the story of God's faithfulness to you. This is your Ebenezer—and you must keep it ever before you.

As I look back on three decades of ministry, I see the Lord's hand in so many ways. It would take me hours to tell you each testimony of His faithfulness. Therefore, I say with a grateful heart, "Thus far the Lord has helped us."

Your personal testimony of God's faithfulness to you is your Ebenezer stone.

 
If we each took the time to tell our stories, tracing God's hand in our lives and in the lives of our families, churches, and marriages, we would all invariably say, "Thus far the Lord has helped us." One after another, we could each testify to God's faithfulness. We could tell of finding purpose when we were rudderless, having relationships restored, experiencing healing amidst our brokenness, and receiving second chances. 

My friend, your personal testimony of God's faithfulness to you is your Ebenezer stone. Like the Israelites, God has called you to keep it ever before you and hold it high for the world to see. In every present crisis you may be facing, it is the Lord, and the Lord alone, who can help you overcome. He has done it before, and He will do it again.

How has God been faithful in your life? Take a moment now to remember all the ways He has personally helped you. Then, praise Him, allowing your soul to cry, "Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me."

Prayer: Lord, there is no question You have been faithful to me—most of all in leading me to Your Truth and saving me through Jesus Christ. Thank You. Help me to set up my own Ebenezer to remember what You have done and to declare to the world: You are love. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds" (Psalm 9:1).