Wednesday, January 4, 2017

God is Great!

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation continually say, “God is great!”
Psalm 70:4

The believer has but one refrain. Like a broken record, we replay the same song day-by-day, moment-by-moment. Just as a broken record will play the same song regardless of its surroundings, so too our circumstances in life ought not change our tune one iota. "God is great, God is great, God is great!" That is our song.

But far too many of us are wooed away by the deceitfulness of this world. We stop seeking after God. We stop loving His salvation and finding our joy in Him. To us Jesus says, "I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first" (Revelation 2:4). Be wary of beginning to exult in someone or something other than God. We may be grateful for the people we love, or the group we belong to, or even material things. All of these are worth rejoicing over but only as good and perfect gifts which have come down to us from the Father of heavenly lights (James 1:17). So even then, when we rejoice in His gifts, we continue to say "God is great!" The gift is simply the most recent proof of our refrain. Our joy remains not in the gift but in God Himself.

So lift Him up! Praise Him for all His blessings! Rejoice in His goodness. Tell others what He has done for you. 

Father, give me the words to tell others how wonderful you are. Show Yourself to be great through me. May my testimony adorn You with beauty. Help me to faithfully proclaim your goodness all the days of my life. 

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