Psalm 44:8 Boasting And Praise

In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. Psalm 44:8

Boasting is something that can be seen anywhere a person looks. Turn on the television and watch the commercials. Every business boasts that it has the best product. Other businesses will boast about all of the awards that they have received.

People are no different from the companies boasting about their products. When someone accomplishes some great task, he does a lot of boasting about what he did.

Many will also boast about something in their family. When a new baby is born, both the parents and grand-parents boast that the baby is the best, cutest baby ever born to anyone. When a daughter performs a good recital, many will boast that she was the best there. Or when a son gets a touchdown for a football game, they will boast about him being their son, the football player.

All of these things are temporary and are not always truly the best thing as said. Man and the things he makes only last a short time. It is also very prejudicial when boasting that something is the best.

One that every believer can boast about is God. God is perfect in every way possible. There is absolutely nothing that He does that is wrong.

Think about all the things God has done for you. He created you; He made this world for you; He provided salvation for you; He redeemed you back; He gave you the breath you have; He provides you with food; He loves you; He forgives you; He is merciful; He fills you with joy; He guides your every step, and the list goes on.

God really is the best that there is. When you boast, it should be boasting about God. Boast about what He has done for you, that is what the great commission is, telling others about Jesus.

Then as you boast about Him, give Him praise. Lift up His name before this world and honor it.

Don’t waste your time boasting about the things of this world and giving them praise, when it is God who has done it all for you. Boast and praise about the One who is perfect and is the best.

I pray today that you will know what God has done for you; that you will tell others what God has done; that you will give praise to God for all that He has done; and that your joy will be in knowing God more and more.

Psalm 9:1 Giving And Telling

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1

In this Psalm, David tells how God had pushed back his enemies. He is now giving God thanks for everything He has done. Not only is David giving thanks, he is going around telling every one of what God has done.

Parents teach children to say thank you to someone who has given them something. As adults, many people forget about that part of their early training. Some things are given just automatically and so people tend to not say thank you.

An example of that is when a person purchases an item in a store. When the cashier gives the change to the person that was due, many do not say thank you. It is often looked at as something that was required by the cashier and no thanks is needed. Although it is required, it is still polite to recognize the person.

God is giving people many things all the time. He is doing millions of good and wonderful deeds for each and every person, each and every moment. The air that is provided to breath is a good deed that God has done for each and every person. How many give thanks for it?

David was overflowing in his heart with thanks to God for what He had done. Then he went out and told everyone he knew about what God had done.

Today, take a moment to think about all the good things God has done in your life. This does not have to occur just on Thanksgiving Day. The list, if you really thing about it, will go on forever. Now start thanking God for those things. Then go out and start telling others what God has done.

As you tell others what God has done for you, it will encourage them in their walk with the Lord. It will also draw those in the world to want to know more about Jesus and this wonderful God you serve and talk about. You will be fulfilling the great commission that Jesus gave you and every other believer.

What are you thankful for today?

What are you telling other people?

I pray today that you will know what God has done for you; that you will give thanks for what God has done; that you will tell others what God has done; and that your heart will be filled with His joy.

Deuteronomy 4:9 Don’t Forget

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4:9

Moses warns the people to be careful to not forget what they had seen. The Israelites had been wandering in the desert for nearly forty years. Over that time they had seen God do many wonderful miracles for them. They were to remember those things and tell their children and grand-children everything.

Memory is a powerful tool in a person’s life. When a little child touches a very hot stove, it is his memory that prevents him from touching it again. That same memory is what makes a child know that she loves ice cream.

There are some people who like to remember things very well and so they keep a journal of their life and what has happened. Most people have a hard time keeping a journal and rely on their own memory.

Most things are forgotten very quickly, unless jarred into memory by some event, or if it is purposely remembered.

The best way to remember something is to go over it again and again. Talk about it on a regular, daily basis and you will not forget it. Telling other people about what God has done and is doing in your life will help your memory.

It will also remind you that God is in control and does actually care for you.

Along with strengthening yourself, it will also encourage others in their belief in God.

When you stop remembering what God has done, you start to forget about God or doubt His love for you. You also open the door to look for help in other ways, than in trusting in God.

Be willing to openly talk about the events of your life. It will strengthen you and others. It will also help you to stay away from sinful acts.

I pray today that you will remember what God has done in your life; that God will open your eyes to what He is doing in your life; that you will be bold in telling others what God has done in your life; and that God will draw many to Jesus through your witness.