...declare all thy works!
“But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Thy works.”
In simple terms, David would say to each of us: Draw near to God, put your trust in the Lord and tell everyone about all that He does! It is the last part of that statement that catches our attention. The word “declare” implies a speaking forth regarding the works of God, in our life. We can be a silent witness but, there are times and situations that call for us to speak up and declare God’s goodness.
1) As a Christian, we must be sensitive to an opportunity to “brag on God”… testify
of His goodness and mercy to us. There is no value in arguing doctrine or pushing
one denomination over another, but somebody will be blessed and encouraged when
we talk about the goodness, the faithfulness and power of God. There is no doubt
God uses sermons and songs to minister to people – but, when a Christian talks
about God and His love and grace… out on the job, in a store, at the ballpark
or on Facebook… it is incredibly powerful!
2) The generations behind us need to know about God. Notice what David says in
Psalms 145:4; “One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare
Your mighty acts”. The best way for the next generation to know about the works
of God and the power of God is to SEE it in this generation. He works now! He
saves now! He breaks the shackles of addiction now! He heals now! He works miracles now! He resides in my life now! He loves me and leads me now! I can do all things
through Christ that strengthens me NOW!
3) The following statement from Acts gives us insight to the Acts 2 Church: “Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.” (Acts 15:12)
Paul and Barnabas were telling their stories of what they had seen God do. They had a
story to tell….and so do we. Nobody can tell your story like you!
A lost world around us, will not be won by theological theories and doctrinal debates or flashing lights…. just tell your story! You don’t have to know all the answers… just tell your story! You don’t have to “have it all together”…. we are all a work in progress… just tell your story! Somebody needs to hear your story. When those in the church, tell their story outside the church, ---Jesus is lifted up and the lost are saved, backsliders come back to God and God is glorified!