Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Talk of all His wondrous works! - July 20th, 2011

Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
Psalm 105:1-3

History and Context:
The author of Psalm 105 is unknown; therefore there is little known as to the history of the psalm. The Psalm goes through the history of Israel, specifically Genesis with a mention of Exodus, and praises God for all the miracles which He did to free the Israelites.

The Text:
This text is possibly the best description of what it means to truly praise the Lord. It is not just about singing or playing music, it is simply declaring what God has done. This can be done by singing psalms, but can also be doen through talking. On top of that, this is also a great description of what evangelism should be. In Acts, Jesus told His disciples to be His witnesses. A witness is simply someone who tells his experience; therefore Jesus was telling them that they were to share their experiences with those around them. That is true evangelism, talk of His wondrous works! Share with others what God has done in your life! Rejoice in who He is!

The Challenge:
There are two steps to today's challenge. First you must look into your life and reflect on all the things He has done for you. Maybe it was a new job or a financial miracle, maybe He brought you the love of your life, or maybe He comforted you in a difficult time, possibly He freed you from a fear or addiction. Think through all the things He has done for you and find the biggest, most amazing one. The second step is to find somebody, at least one person, and share it. Be led by the Spirit and find someone who doesn't know the story yet. Then share it with them and be sure to give God the praise. Then if you want, comment on this blog with the results of what God did when you shared.

The Prayer:
Lord, remind me of all the wonderful things you have done in my life. I praise you and thank you for them all. You are an amazing God! I praise you for your wonderful works and I ask that you would send me the right person to share what you have done for me with. Thank you Lord! In Jesus name, Amen!

1 comment:

  1. I beleive it is wise to reflect on the choices/decisions you have made. But then we need to share our testimony's with others. I will be keeping my eyes and ears open to share with some one something God has done for me. Great thoughts today.