Friday, October 28, 2011

What If God Acted On Your Behalf? Psalm 66:16

God loves you
We may see God work in our lives or hear of his acts in others lives- but what then?

"Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me." Psalm 66:16, NIV.

This verse begins with an invitation. "Come and listen." The psalmist is calling others like in many New Testament passages that admonish us to go and be witnesses. The coming is empty without listening, listening is a lost art; when we come to the Bible or church we must have an attitude of listening.

The psalmist wants to tell everybody; he says "All you who fear God." He was inclusive and eager to make sure everybody knew. He was going around telling everybody about God. He sees no boundaries but calls for all who live in awe of God’s person and power to come.

Though the Psalmist is eager to tell others what God has done, yet he is humble in spirit; his, "Let me tell you," suggests that he is not going to force his excitement down anyone’s throat though he is passionate about God. He is not calling attention to himself but to the Lord, it is about God and what God has done. He seems to have a living relationship with God, full of exchange; and God worked on his behalf. Verses 17 through 19 records how he had prayed and God had answered.

We have a message and we should let others know what God has done for us. God has blessed us and whatever we do should be an expression of thankfulness that tells others we have a loving father who blesses his children.

Telling what God has done should lead to worship. We should worry if we are not moved to worship when we hear about God’s doings, it may be a sign that we need to make spiritual changes in our lives. Do we ever say, "Hey, listen what God has done in my life?" Do we wonder why we don’t? It may be spiritual blindness, or we are we too preoccupied to see him. We may have neglected our walk with him so that his workings on our behalf are minimized to the necessities that are no better than those he gives to the wayward and rebellious.

Let us all seek to follow the example of the psalmist and say with him, "Come and see what the Lord has done for me."

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