I perform the duty of hosting brothers and sisters in God’s family. Whenever I saw that the brothers and sisters were busy performing their duties outside, I was very worried, thinking: The brothers and sisters performing their duties outside can contact more people, matters, and things, so they can easily gain sense and exercise to be articulate speakers, and when God’s work begins to spread throughout the entire universe, they will all be able to testify about God. I, however, just cook meals at home every day and can only meet a few brothers and sisters, so I do not have many chances to exercise. If one day I am needed to testify for God but unable to do that, won’t I be a good-for-nothing? The more I thought, the more passive I became. I was even unwilling to do the hosting work, hoping that the leader would change my commission so that I could go out to exercise.
One day, when eating and drinking the word of God, I read these words: “Every time you encounter a thing, it will be the time God needs you to stand the testimony for him. Although now you do not encounter any big thing and do not bear any great testimony, all the details of your daily life have to do with God’s testimony. … Although you have little sense and your qualities are poor, through God’s perfecting, you can satisfy God and care for God’s will. …and are faithful to God to a certain extent. Then this group of people will be most backboned men. This will be a greatest testimony.” “To testify about God’s deeds, you have to be able to express God’s deeds through your experience, through your knowledge, and through the sufferings you have undergone. Are you a person who testifies about God’s deeds? Do you have such a resolution? If you can testify about God’s name and even more testify about God’s deeds and live out the image of God’s people required by God, you are God’s witness!”
When I read this, my heart got enlightened all at once. Actually, on each small matter one encounters in his everyday life, God’s testimony is involved and it is the time God needs him to bear testimony for him. Whatever duty one performs, he will bear testimony for God as long as he tries to forsake his flesh and practice the truth to satisfy God and has the reality of being faithful and obedient to God in encountering people, matters, and things. However, I always lived in an erroneous viewpoint. I thought that one could testify about God only when he had sense and could speak eloquently, and that, as I did hosting work at home every day without exercising, in the future I would be a useless person who was unable to testify about God. So, I eagerly wanted to go out to exercise but never considered how to practice the truth to satisfy God in my duty of hosting. I even, holding a passive and perfunctory mentality, attempted to give up the duty. I was really too foolish and ignorant! Now inspired by God’s words, I have understood that one testifies about God, not only to testify about God’s name and God’s deeds with his lips, but more importantly, to testify about God with his experiences and practical living out and the results that God’s word has achieved in him.
Thank God that his inspiration has corrected my erroneous viewpoint. In future, I will sincerely obey the arrangements of God’s family and no longer have my own plans, pursue to perform my duty of hosting faithfully with all my might, pay attention to forsaking my flesh and practicing the truth in the small matters in my daily life, and testify for God with my practical living out.
Zhuanghe City, Liaoning Province