Christ has called us to be his witness. Witnessing is powerful only when it either encourages or gently convicts the listener otherwise, it is empty and just a collection of interpretations from famous authors and videos pulled from youtube. This kind of witnessing neither benefits the listener nor brings any contentment on the part of the speaker.
A true witness is the one who has heard and seen the truth that lies at the core of the word of God. A witness is not the one who reads a passage from scripture and runs out to share it with others but the one who meditates on the word by spending time with the Lord, experiences the deep joy that the word brings and tests the firmness of the word when everything else seems to fall apart, but the word still retains its authority as the chief source of peace and security.
Christ has called us to see, hear and learn from his word. When we come to spend time in his presence, we experience unique joy, love and a deeper revelation that brings us closer to the Lord. We come out renewed, convicted and free. In freedom when we testify Christ, our testimony will not only be powerful but will melt the hardest of hearts. The listener will experience a special feeling of being wounded and healed at the same time, for the word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It penetrates to our deepest core. The one who has experienced the penetrating power of the word becomes instrumental in spreading the word effectively.
Jesus asked his disciples to wait until the power has been poured down on them from above. Since Jesus is same yesterday, today and forever, he is still asking us to wait in silence, learn from his word in quietness and then go out and witness.
Has the one witnessing Christ been made perfect? By no means, we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. All of us are bound to fall, but doesn’t our falling reveal the saving grace of God to our deepest core. Doesn’t it prove that there is just one who is perfect and the rest of us are the same.
All we could do is to try to live a Godly life and become sensitive enough to realize our own shortfalls and come to the cross for renewal. Christ has not called us to witness because we are perfect, He has called us to witness so that by seeing the amazing power of the word of God in the lives of others we may fall down at HIS greatness and raise our hands in prayer every time we feel tempted.