My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone. (Psalm 71:15-16).
Do you talk about him?
I know that you love him, you trust him, you worship him.
But do you talk about him?
Considering all that he has done for me—you know, forming me in the womb, providing my every breath, saving my soul—it would make sense that I talk about him every day, all the time, to everyone I meet.
But I don’t.
Oh, I talk about him to other Christians, telling them, “How God is working in my life,” because that is safe and expected and makes me look good. But with the nonbeliever, the one who desperately needs to know that there is a God who is real and true and faithful and at work in everyday schmoes like me?
I am often remarkably silent.
Why? No good reason.
Plenty of reasons…just no good one.
Partly I don’t want to make them uncomfortable, which is silly. After all, if they don’t know Christ, they need to be uncomfortable.
Partly I don’t want them to think I’m a fool, which is just too pathetic to talk about on a Thursday morning.
Partly—and this scares me the most—sometimes God simply does not come to mind. I am so wrapped up in my own stuff that…
I really hope I’m alone in this. I hope you have no idea what I’m talking about, because you’re out there proclaiming Christ every day, all the time. I hope you never let your foolish flesh get in the way of God’s work through you.
That is my hope for you today, Beloved.
And my prayer.