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The Psalmist tells us to “make known (tell, declare) his deeds (things He has done) among the people” (Psalms 105:1). Think of the many people in the Bible who could give testimony of what God did for them. Noah might exclaim, “He taught me how to build an ark and then saved my whole family on that boat” (Gen. 6-8). Abraham could say that God called him His friend (Isa. 41:8). Moses could tell how God used him to lead the Jews from bondage in Egypt (Ex.7-12). Joseph’s story would be that God helped him forgive his brothers who had sold him as a slave (Genesis 50:20), and Esther would let people know that God gave her courage to risk her own life to save the lives of her people (Esth. 4-5). Ruth might explain how God brought her from a false religion to the one true God and chose her to become the great-grandmother of King David (Ruth 1-4). The widow of Zarephath would gladly tell that God took her little bit of grain and oil and multiplied it, making it meet her needs (1 Kings 17:10-16). Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego would say that God brought them through the fire, and they were not burned (Dan. 3:20-27). Blind Bartimaeus would let you know that Jesus opened his eyes so that he could see (Mark 10:46-52). Paul could describe how God protected him from many near-death experiences (2 Cor. 11:23-27), and Peter would shout that Jesus forgave him for denying Him and used him again (Luke 22:55-62; John 21:15-17).

What about your life? What is your story of the things God has done for you? Take the time to remember and to tell His deeds to other people. Did He save you, become your friend, free you from the bonds of sin, use you, help you to forgive when you thought it was impossible, give you courage for a hard task, satisfy your needs in a way you could not imagine, bring you victoriously through a great trial, open your understanding, protect you, or forgive your failure and make you useful again in His service? Today the world is seeking hope, and even Christians need to be reminded of who God is and how He can work in and through their lives.

Tell people what God has done in YOUR life.

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