Do you remember in the early to mid-2000s the start of the phenomenon in churches called the “Cardboard Testimony”? The premise is a sweet one…in a few words, you share your past before Christ on one side, flip the cardboard over, and share your “now” with Christ. Essentially a quick blip testimony.
I love this concept. Just a few words to showcase what God has done in your life.
Some of the ones that I’ve seen before include:
Battling Infertility to Adoption
Thief to Redeemed
Suicidal to Living for God
Single Parent to Raising Kids with God
Cancer Diagnosis to Fully Healed
Lonely to Fulfilled
Eating Disorder to Feasting on the Word
Inmate to Prison Ministry
If you are anything like me, you’re juggling thousands of tasks and titles. The concept of a cardboard testimony reminds me to take a moment in the midst of all the tasks to think about my testimony at that moment. It’s potentially an opportunity to change a negative into a positive.
If you had to do one today, what would your cardboard read?
Dirty Clothes to Clean Heart
Screaming Children to Still Soft Voice of God
Uncompassionate Traffic to More Time With Praise Music in the Car
Canceled Dentist Appointment to Bible Study Time
Wi-Fi Failure to Time for a Book
Regardless of if the cardboard testimony is truly your testimony or if it’s a moment to see positives in the negative, the concept gives us a moment to draw closer to God.