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"The sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus."

A lamp may be beautiful, but it not effective until it is plugged in. The potential of the light bulb cannot be released until the electricity runs through it. To connect to power brings the light. Acknowledging the good things in you in Christ is the plug that connects your testimony to the power of God.

A photo is a testimony. Like photos, some testimonies are forgotten, and its witness is silenced. How powerful to see an old picture of a favorite event or loving relative. A God memory, a testimony, just like a photo, must be deliberately sought and remembered. A witness acknowledged becomes effective, because we reactivate it. We plug eternity into our now.

"The sharing of your faith" referred to in our text does not mean talking about what you believe. The word "sharing" in the Greek is "koinonia", i.e. communion. The intimate fellowship of our faith is a state of being we have in Christ. Communion is a constant current that enables our faith to connect with others.

Where did the Holy Spirit touch you? Plug in. Look for and deliberately recognize the work of God within you. Powerful outlets of testimony connect to your faith by the personal awareness and acknowledgment of the places God met you by His Spirit.

Encountering Christ creates an outlet in the wall of your soul. An unseen holy current connects directly through your communion and into this world, thus changing things. As a lamp effectively shines as long as it is plugged into the power, so do you. Stay plugged in. See what God has done in you. Acknowledge it afresh today

Scriptural Context

"I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, (5) hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints, (6) that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. (7) For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you, brother." -Phm 4-7 NKJV