We’ve all felt guilt for not talking about the LORD intentionally with others, but we should never have to force ourselves. Without prompting, we advertise what we adore.
So, the better question is: do you adore the LORD?
When we gather as a church, we must prioritize a spirit of thanksgiving. We must reestablish our habits to observe how God blesses us and intentionally express those praises to others. When we notice His gracious involvement in our lives, it is a blessed opportunity to praise God and encourage others.
Read how David worded it in his worship song:
Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in him! You who are his holy ones, fear the Lord, for those who fear him lack nothing. Young lions lack food and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing.Psalm 34:8-10
- If our habit is to talk about what is frustrating in our lives, we miss the opportunity to share the good that God is doing.
- If we brag to others about the good we have accomplished, we neglect to give credit where it is due.
David encourages us to sit down at the table and feast upon the goodness of the LORD.
When we taste traces of His goodness in our lives, we cannot help but advertise to others. In the same way that people don’t hesitate to share with others about a favorite restaurant or post photos of a scrumptious meal, we should be so riveted by the goodness of the LORD that we are encouraging others to taste and see what we already know to be uniquely satisfying (Ps. 34:8).
When we fear in the LORD, it doesn’t mean we are terrified of Him, but we acknowledge Him to be the supreme authority in our lives. And we are blessed that the most powerful is the most benevolent (Ps. 34:9).