Psalm 40 is a song of remembrance and praise. The remembering time is of difficult situations, helpless situations that God rescued the psalmist from. The result is a new song. Psalm 40:3, “He has put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God! Many will see it and fear him, and will trust in the Lord.” These songs are for a purpose, the purpose is to invite others into a relationship with God.
What song can you sing? What is your testimony? Are you prepared to share it? It is your genuine words that are needed.
If this is a new idea for you, here is a simple formula to help you pray through composing your testimony.
Step one, think about your past. Summarize in two sentences what used to be important to you. What basic need did you attempt to fulfill with these important things? What did your life revolve around?
Step two, remember how you found Jesus. When did you first hear the message of Jesus? What was your reaction? If it was negative, define when you first felt positively toward the message. Now put these ruminations into two sentences.
Step three, dwell on what life is like now. How did Christ meet the needs you felt before? What changes occurred in your life as a result of Jesus coming into your life? Elaborate a whole paragraph on the results and joys of living as a Christian.
Now your testimony is thought through and articulated. And now join me in praying for opportunities to share these words with someone searching for hope.