Forth-Tell the Story
Your love, God, is my song, and I’ll sing it! I’m forever telling everyone how faithful you are. I’ll never quit telling the story of your love— how you built the cosmos and guaranteed everything in it. Your love has always been our lives’ foundation, your fidelity has been the roof over our world. (Psalm 89:1-3)
We can count on God - he is faithful. We can count on him because he has been, is now, and will always be faithful. We can remember his faithfulness in our lives - the times and seasons when he has been right there with us through it all. God is trustworthy - we can count on him. He is 'foundation' for our lives. We aren't trusting in a shaky foundation - we are trusting on the one who brings grace upon grace into our lives. Grace in the past, grace in the present, and grace that will ever be needed in our lives. We forget that God has prepared both our present and our future. We forget he has been faithful yesterday and we begin to worry about what it is we will face today. How fickle we are! His grace and peace come with us into day and will ever be present with us into our tomorrows.
Never quit telling the story of God's grace in your life. Why is this act of 'forth-telling' God's story in your life important? As we 'remember' what he has done and recount those moments in our lives, we begin to feel the presence and peace of God afresh in our lives. There is power in recounting the graces of God - the times when he intervened, when he overcame, when he stilled the storms. This 'forth-telling' actually builds our faith - not so we can convince God to be more faithful today - but so our faith will be built up in order to allow God to reveal what he will do in our lives today. He built the cosmos around us - how much more will he build the very next chapter of our lives? If he can create the expanse of the universe, how much more will he take care over our lives - the ones who worship and honor his name?
What is your foundation today? If it is God's love, it is the surest foundation you can stand upon today. If it is anything less - it will be a little wobbly. God's trustworthiness will keep us - we can count on it. We oftentimes hold onto things in our day that only create all those worrisome thoughts we are considering, but God asks us to remember his faithfulness. Why? In so doing, we are actively letting go of what is not worth being trusted and placing our faith into what always will be worthy of our trust - God's grace and love. Just sayin!