“Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.” Psalm 66:16 NIV
Earlier I mentioned that one of the reason that we can have confidence that God will fulfill his promises to us is to protect is own name.
This is a second reason that we can have confidence in God’s actions. He acts in our lives so that we can tell others what He has done for us. This in turn builds faith in the lives of those around us and draws others to seek God.
What are the most impactful stories of miracles for you? Are they the ones that you heard about that occurred in other countries or other times? Or are they the ones that happened to your family, your friends, or someone in your community.
There are always skeptics looking for reasons to discount stories of miracles or God working in someone’s life. Being skeptical is not a bad thing. There are always people who stretch the truth or flat out lie, either for attention or profit. There are also those who are careless with details and turn a factual account into a sensational story.
There is no problem with skepticism unless the skepticism keeps one from acknowledging truth when it is found. Skepticism is a means to an end, the end being truth. When skepticism becomes an end in itself, it stops being a good thing and instead becomes deception.
However, even the most hardened skeptic will have a hard time discounting the evidence of their own eyes. If you have a story of God working in your life, that act of God is not just for you. That testimony of the love and faithfulness of God is for every person you know and have a relationship with. It is for those who are struggling in their faith to give them encouragement, and it is to give those who do not yet have faith a reason to believe.
If you do not tell others what God has done, you are not giving God what He is due. Jesus said we can ask for anything in His name so that “the Son can bring glory to the Father.” (John 14:13)
If you want to see God work more powerfully in your life, take every opportunity to thank Him for what He has already done and to tell others.