Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When To Tell Someone About God

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At the very time Simeon was praying, [Anna] showed up, broke into an anthem of praise to God, and talked about the child to all who were waiting expectantly for the freeing of Jerusalem.
Luke 2:38 (MSG)

Anna couldn’t keep her mouth shut.

She broke into song and told everyone about Jesus! Imagine her exuberance as she darted from person to person exclaiming the good news. She couldn’t control herself and didn’t try.

In contrast, Luke 2:19 tells us that “Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself.”

This makes sense. A mother who brags about her ‘special’ son is just another adoring mother. Anna’s praise for the baby was much more effective. Everyone in town knew she had dedicated her life to this very moment. I’ll bet they paid attention. For those who remembered Anna’s declaration 30+ years later, it was life changing.

Anna was intent that everyone knows about the baby Jesus.

Are we as intentional as Anna? Does saying Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays tell people that Jesus is the Messiah? Is talking about Jesus even restricted to the holiday season? No, no and no.

When you see Jesus in your life, tell someone.

When God answers a prayer, talk about it.

When He comforts you with a timely hug or phone call, declare it a God incident instead of a coincidence.

When the Holy Spirit guides you to just the place you were meant to be, don’t keep quiet.

While you still feel grateful, surprised, touched, and excited about God’s activity in your life, tell someone. These God moments present perfect opportunities to share your faith in a natural way.

What has God done? Break into praise. Don’t hold back. Tell someone.

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  1. Hallelujah, Praise God He alone is most worthy of praise. He has saved a wretch like me and turned my mourning into dancing.

    1. Amen Cherrilynn! He has saved this wretch too!