3 Declare his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among all peoples.
Certain gifts are individual, so it seems like evangelism comes naturally to some people but is painful for others. It’s all good! I can guarantee that as you get more intimately acquainted with our Lord, it becomes hard NOT to share. In fact, you become eager to tell others about Him.
I can remember many attempts to make this happen, and mostly I felt like a failure, getting tongue-tied as I tried to use a formula. Along the way, though, I began to learn obedience to His Word, submission to God and listening to the still small voice.
I began to sense opportunities to share that were specific to the individual to whom I was talking. You’ll begin to know the precise moment to share what God has done in your life and how His love lights the way. You can tell them His life is full, His healing is complete, and all the old hymns are true. Worshiping the Lord as this Psalm commands leads us to become eager to tell others that He can save and deliver.
The results of declaring His glory belong to the Holy Spirit, so it just becomes an easy conversation to have with others. When we have received God’s salvation and experienced His wonderful deeds, it’s hard to keep this to ourselves.
The command to declare His glory among the nations and His marvelous deeds among all people points forward to the Great Commission Jesus gave to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all nations. (Matthew 28:16-20).
As we become more immersed in our relationship with Christ, it becomes easier to declare the truth to others. Knowing the truth is what brings the freedom from fear that can hold us back and cause us pain. As we become separated from the world, as we observe Christ’s commands, and as we follow Him in a love relationship that encompasses all our heart, mind and will, then sharing with others becomes a joy!
Our strength comes from knowing He is alive and is with us. Every fear, doubt, heartache and discouragement fades as the blessed assurance guides. He is with us as we go, and He is personally interested in the harvest.
Questions to Ask Yourself
- Study the Word with a teacher, with a class, or on your own. This is essential to being able to share His truth with others.
- Make sure you pursue all He has for you personally.
- One of the phrases I ‘ve been drawn to is “as you are going.” We are to tell others as we go through our lives.
- Trust that the results of each encounter are up to Him.