Welcome to day 4, we continue our thoughts about being the evidence of God in Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Our verse today is Psalm 9 vs 1-2 & 7-11
“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what He has done.”
Psalms 9:1-2, 7-11
In Acts 1 we read “On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptised with water, but in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.”
This command was the prerequisite to “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
For the disciples then Jerusalem was not only home but the preparation ground, to equip them to answer Jesus’ great commission to them to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 NIV.
It’s clear that as disciples of Jesus our mandate is to be the evidence of God wherever we go, in our homes, in our schools, in our places of work, in our places of leisure, in our church, in our community, wherever we are, we are the evidence of God. When all of these individual pieces of evidence come together as a body of believers, and through our worship, our actions, our story tells of all his wonderful deeds, when we rejoice in all that God is, when we proclaim among the nations what he has done, there is an overcoming, overwhelming power in the word of our testimony.
As we show we are evidence of God, in our families, in our local church, in the ministries to our local community, and beyond into the rest of the world, we declare and pray in words of another of the Psalms “many will see and hear and put their trust in God”,
Our song today is God of this city, performed by Chris Tomlin, as you listen, start to pray breakthrough and greater things into the areas where personally show the evidence of God in congregation, in ministry, in outreach
YouTube: Chris Tomlin (passion), God of this city: