August 10 Devotional

When I was a boy growing up, I can remember hearing a thousand times a day (exaggeration, I know, but you get the point), “Did you wash your hands … and face?”  “Did you brush your teeth … all of them?”  “Did you put on clean underwear?”  “Did you …?”  It seemed like there were thousands of things a boy had to remember to do each day that had little or no significance to the plans he had in mind.  After all, I was thinking about the frogs in the local creek, and the bike that was leaning on the side of my house calling my name, and the bugs that needed to be caught, and … many other things that my Mom did not understand the significance of.


The Bible has some things we ought to be doing everyday too.  “Sing unto the LORD, bless His name; show forth His salvation from day to day.  Declare His glory among the heathen, His wonders among the people” (Psalm 96:2-3).  According to the Word of God, I have some everyday things (chores) that God wants me to do as a mature believer.  I don’t want to fail Him today and forget to do these things.


Show His salvation every day.  There will be people that I will meet today that will need to know about the salvation that is found in God alone.  Am I going to be willing to those who need to hear today?  Will I be too worried about my own potential embarrassment to testify for my God?  I must remember today that God’s salvation needs to be proclaimed every day!


Declare His glory to someone who does not know Him every day.  Am I going to be willing to tell someone about the blessings of knowing God today?  God has done so many wonderful things in my life that I want to tell everyone about Him.  I don’t want to be guilty of receiving so much from Him, and then keeping it all to myself.  I want to be a person that declares, and proclaims to the world how great my God is!  I have noticed that the world is good at declaring the “glory” of their gods.  I don’t want to be unfaithful to my God.


Show His wonders in my testimony to those who have not seen them.  We live in a society that glamorizes movie stars and athletes.  If you follow their lives you find that they are flawed and sinful, just like us.  I want to be sure to speak of the wonders that God has done and continues to do on a daily basis.  God changes lives every day.  Tell someone about it today!


For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods” – Psalm 96:4

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