“Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done…”
Talking about the wonderful things that God is doing does have a powerful effect on people. Faith is contagious and grows when you thank God and tell others what He has done for you. Answered prayers are testimonies that encourage those who hear them.
Many years ago churches would hold meetings just so the people could tell what God was doing for them. Hearing people from your own church tell their story of how God saved or healed them strengthens the faith of those who hear it and of those telling it.
When you share a testimony you are magnifying God and demonstrating the devil’s defeat. Revelation 12:11 Says “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…” Churches that allow their people to tell what God is doing usually have stronger faith and enthusiasm for the things of God than churches that don’t.
When God answers your prayers tell the people around you about it because your testimonies are a force for good in the world. Don’t ever underestimate the power of telling others what God is doing for you. Let your answered prayers cause you to thank and praise God. God is magnified whenever you give your testimony.
You need to tell your story because others need to hear it. You glorify God when you tell your story and others glorify Him when they’re encouraged to seek Him all the more for hearing you. Your testimony allows others to see evidence of God working in their midst. The excitement and faith that comes from the testimonies of people you know is absolutely contagious.
Use your answered prayers to tell others what God is doing for you and Be Encouraged.