Shout it Out!

Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people! He made a dry path through the Red Sea, and his people went across on foot. There we rejoiced in him. Psalm 66:5-6 NLT

Good experiences are conversation starters. People want to share the good things that happen in their lives. If one person went to a particular store and found an item on sale, just about everyone in their circle would know where to find the item. When someone finds a special give away, it’s the same thing; they message just about everyone on their contact list.

David felt the same way in Psalm 66. He began with, Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is.” Verses 1-2. David recognized how awesome God is and he invited others to give praise to God. But he didn’t stop there; he wanted the people to share their experiences with those near and far. So in Psalm 32:11 David said, “So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!”

Why was the psalmist so insistent that people rejoice in the Lord? He had both personal experiences and his national history that demonstrated beyond the shadow of a doubt, that God has done great things. He reminded them about the crossing of the Red Sea. That was an important moment in their history. You see, they were living as slaves in Egypt and Pharaoh was reluctant to let his free, labor force leave. When he reluctantly agreed, his army chased after them. When they were boxed in, God parted the waters of the Red Sea. When the waters closed behind them, they were delivered from slavery.

So when you think about your own life and you can identify all the wonderful things that God has done for you, you cannot remain silent.  The victory of your experiences could be what someone is waiting to hear so that they can have hope in their situation. There is power in the word of your testimony. Don’t be silent! Say like psalmist, come and see what our God has done.

Thought for Today: Friend, tell others about the goodness of God.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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