Psalms 9:1

I will give thanks to you, Lord , with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. (NIV)

No one but God knows your life. No one really knows what you have gone through, from the joy through the pain, only you know the paths you have tread. Your hopes and dreams, those hidden in the secret places of your heart, God knows. He knows all about you (Psalm 139:16)

While God knows everything about you, the only person who can tell others what God has done for you is you. We’re told in Psalm 38:8 to, “taste and see that the Lord is good” because the one who takes refuge in him is “blessed.” You may have heard the first part of that verse but it’s the second part that tells us the most important, “why” part. 

If you’re like me then you like to know if a restaurant has good food before you visit. Perhaps you’re going on a first date or having an anniversary. You don’t want to take someone to a place where the food tastes bad, right? What do you do? You either ask the people you know or you look up reviews online. You’ll look on Yelp, perhaps. What do you when you’ve gone to a restaurant and the food is good? You’ll tell someone. Maybe you won’t review it online but the odds are you’ll tell someone. You might even discuss it with someone, like the person with whom you ate. If you’re like me then you’ll also remember it. 

What if you went for counseling? There are all sorts of counseling available today from marriage and family, career, substance to education. While you might not tell everyone about the counseling that saved your marriage, you might tell someone you know who is having problems. We tell other people about the things that have helped us in our lives because we know the burden of carrying them and we know the relief when we are free from the burden. 

Jesus tells the disciples, in John 14:26, that He is sending someone to help them when He gets to Heaven. The Greek word that Jesus uses is, “paraklētos which means, advocate, intercessor, consoler, comforter, and helper. It’s the Holy Spirit that comforts you and reminds you when you’re having a bad day, that you are loved, that everything is going to work out and we, Believers, don’t even notice most of the time. You know what? That’s okay. It’s His job. It’s good to know, don’t you think? 

Other things have happened in your life that may stick out to you more than being comforted on a bad day. I was depressed for 36 years of my life until one day when I gave my life to Jesus. That sticks out in my mind. Living without hope, wanting to die some days and not as much on others, measuring life by how “good” I felt. Yeah, I remember that. God remembers it and how I felt broke His heart. He’s collected all of my tears in a bottle and written each of my sorrows into His book (Psalm 56:8 NLT). He’s done the same for you.

If you know Christ then that means someone told you about Him. Oh, they might not have sat you down and “sermonized” you. Perhaps you were invited to church and you finally went? You know and God knows how He saved your life. You see, as followers of Christ, we’re not asked to do very much. Jesus commissioned us, in Matthew 28, to go forth and tell people about Him. 

You don’t have to be a preacher, a pastor, or ordained by God. You just have to be you. You don’t have to tell the world His story, just tell them yours and let God do the work.

If you would like to accept the gift of Salvation that’s being offered to you right now then pray this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.

If you prayed that prayer then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.