East Martin CRC
Did I Tell You…
Verse 3 The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
We ended our time together yesterday with how our praising God together can influence those around us. What an amazing way to witness of God’s goodness to those who have yet to understand His loving kindness.
We have no problem agreeing with the psalmist’s declaration that the Lord has done great things for us. The problem may be that we tend to be thankful, maybe even saying that to Him, but then letting it slide from our minds without much celebration. By celebration we don’t mean that a party is planned and people invited but we do mean inviting others into our observation of the great things God has done.
When God does something for us we have an obligation to each other to share what He has done. When we keep what He has done for us to ourselves we don’t allow God to get all the glory He deserves from it. This is a sin that we don’t often think about. Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples. But when we keep what He has done for us to ourselves, we are more or less saying He isn’t worth enough to share with others.
That last sentence may have hurt a little as we may not think about what our refusing to share His works say about our dedication to Him. When we share the testimonies of what He has done in our lives we will know the joy of encouraging others. And maybe what He has done for us will help them see things in their life in a new light. We should not be limiting ourselves to looking for God’s mighty working in our lives, but enjoying how great it is to share them back and forth.
When we start sharing what God has done for us, other Christians will tend to share stories from their own life. This sharing allows the worship to grow as we can praise God for not just our experiences but for those of fellow believers. These times of sharing will work wonders in our relationship with each other causing there to be deeper connections. We will be rejoicing because we serve a loving, faithful God.
Making It Personal
How often do you share what God has done in your life? When have you asked others what God has done for them? What do you have to share today and who are you going to share it with?
Making It Personal Kids
Has Jesus done something special for you? Have you shared that with friends? What can you share about today that Jesus has done for you?
Father, we confess that we haven’t been as faithful in sharing Your workings in our lives as we should be. Give us a desire to share what You have done for us with others so we can all worship You as You deserve. In Jesus’ name, amen.