SEPTEMBER 21, 2023



“One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:3




When it comes to the Christian faith, many confuse the words “personal” and “private”.


Some think that it’s not socially appropriate to talk about your faith with others.  “Religion” and “politics” are topics to avoid discussing at all costs.  Some may attempt to avoid speaking to others about their faith for fear of being labeled one of those “religious fanatics”.  Some may avoid speaking about Jesus with others thinking that they’d rather witness through their actions, taking great pride in their humility.


But if the word “Jesus” never passes through our lips, how are others to know?  If we really value the role of God in our lives, why would we not share that with others?  If God has made a life and death difference to us, why would we not want others to know the same?  If we care for anyone, why would we not want for them to know the same peace and joy and hope we’ve discovered in Jesus Christ?


One’s faith is always personal, but God does not call us to keep it private.  How are our children and friends to know about Jesus if we do not speak with them about Jesus?  Others need to hear about the goodness of the Lord God from us.  If the love of God is within our hearts, it will come out through our lips.




Lord God, thank you for your goodness.  Open my lips and my mouth will declare your praise.  Help me this day to be speak your goodness to those who need to hear it.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Reading: Psalm 145:1-8




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