During my devotional time, I came across a writing that put forward the notion that our spiritual growth, our walk with Jesus is hindered is frail because we do not express our faith vocally. It went on to express that the church has become weak and insignificant because it does not proclaim the majesty of Jesus. It even went to the point to express that our inability to overcome obstacles and difficulties in life is directly related to our inability to declare the majesty and the power of Jesus. As the author expressed; “majesty requires proclamation.” We need to speak out what we believe. I just want to share with you a couple of verses that support the notion of proclaiming and even shouting what we believe.
“When the ark of the Lord’s covenant came into the camp, all Israel raised such a great shout that the ground shook.” (1 Samuel 4:5)
“Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” (Psalm 47:1)
“Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” (Isaiah 12:6)
“The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to The Son of David!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!’” (Matthew 21:9)
“But you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:60)
Are we too quiet with our faith? When was the last time we proclaimed, shouted out what we believe? In the times we live, we cannot remain silent. For our spiritual growth, our walk with Jesus, the overcoming of obstacles and difficult times and the future, we need to proclaim the Word of God.
1. Roy (Nephew of Penny) had a melanoma removed from his head. Please pray that it has not spread and was contained to that one area.
2. Fred : Has a doctor appointment today and may have a blood clot. Please pray for his strength and and against any blood clot.
God bless and be safe,