Thursday, 11 October 2012

Declare the Glory of God to the Nations

Share the testimonies

Oh for so long the testimonies of the Lord have been shut down and yet there is power in the testimony!  Why is it we do not share the testimonies?  I think some of it is because people think we are being boastful, we are being proud, that we are spiritual know alls, mainly because of what other people might think about us when we share it.  And yes some people do think that, but the real question is – what are the motives of your heart in sharing?  Is it to give glory to God and what he did, no matter how big or small the testimony, then no issue in sharing the testimony, how other people receive it is up to them.  Let him who boast, boast in the Lord.

Something the Lord is speaking to me about is declaring what I see in the spirit and speaking it out and so I was looking about scriptures about declaring and I came across this beautiful Psalm of Davids’ that I just had to share.  Read the whole thing if you have a chance but this is a shortened version;
1 Chronicles 16:8-36 
v8  Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
Tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
Seek his face always….
….V24  Declare his glory among the nations,
His marvelous deeds among all peoples
For great is the Lord and most worth of praise
He is to be feared above all gods,…
…V29 Ascribe to the Lord
O families of nations,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name
Bring and offering and come before him;
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
…v34  Give thanks to the Lord
for he is good; his love endures forever
…Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord”

When we share, when we declare the glory of God – then all the people will say amen and praise the Lord and he will lifted up on high and glorified!