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By: James River Church08/13/22

21 Days of Fasting & Prayer Devotional – Day 13: The Power of Testimony

Whatever you are seeking the Lord about during this time, be careful about only coming to Him with a narrow perspective of just wanting your needs met. Instead, come to the Lord with the kind of faith and passion to see your prayers answered in a way that ultimately brings glory to God and has Kingdom impact.


A great way to help shift your perspective on this is by taking the time to pause and reflect on the goodness and richness of God.


In the book of Psalms, you find at various times the word “Selah.” This term means to slow down, pause, and recognize the moment. We see in Psalm 67:1 that the writer inserts this word right after stating a very powerful and significant request – a prayer for the Lord’s grace, blessing, and favor.


Psalm 67:1, “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah”


And after this Selah – this time of reflection – we find a shift in perspective and the motive behind such requests in the following verse. Psalm 67:2 says, “that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.” The psalmist desired the favor and blessing of God so that many others would know of God’s power for themselves.


The psalmist realized that our God is powerful and personal, and what He does is never supposed to be kept private. Believing in God’s favor in your life is significant, and the Lord’s goodness and blessing are not only on display for others to see but also must be declared for others to hear.


Your testimony is powerful, so let your story be known. Talk to others about the goodness of God in your life. When you do, it not only brings glory to God for all He has done but also builds faith in those who hear it. Your testimony could be what God uses to spur someone else to believe for breakthrough and ultimately experience the miracles God intends for them to have.



Psalm 67:1-2 (ESV)

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah  that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.