16 Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.
17 I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
19 but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.
20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!
It has been said that if a consumer finds a good product that he/she is likely to share that information with at least 10 people. This is surely one of the reasons why we are you bombarded with advertisements each day. The average person sees literally 3,000 advertisements of some kind each day. Companies are banking on the fact that you will see something that want and that, if you are satisfied with the product, you will share the information with at least 10 people. Can’t you see the benefit to the company when thousands of people try their product and each share the information with at least 10 people per person? Ching Ching!
Likewise those of us in the body of Christ have a lot to share with others of the goodness of God in our lives. The Psalmist was eager to tell of the things God had done and how He listened and heard his prayer! What has God done for you? Have you ever cried out in pure anguish to the Lord and you felt His warm, embracing arms hold you through your pain and then provide you with an answer, a way out that couldn’t have come from any other source but through Him? How many times has He listened to your cries for forgiveness and cleansed you from your sins and unbelief? How many times has He been faithful to you when others had walked away and left you alone? He has never rejected your prayers or withheld His love from you! Isn’t that something to shout about? Isn’t that something worthy of telling at least 10 people?
You are an important part of the most prestigious and royal family that ever existed – better than the Royal Family, better than the Rockefellers, better than the Bush’s, the Cheney’s, the Clintons, the McCain’s or the Obama’s! Yes, and even better than the Wynfrey’s! Your Father is the Ruler of the Universe, the Creator of all things and the Divine Order that keeps everything running! You are a child of the Most High God! Not only should you behave like one – but you’ve got to go tell somebody!
c/2008 Candie A. Price