July 15, 2013


Psalm 66

Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.
—Psalm 66:16


Telling others is another powerful tool to help us remember God’s blessings. Another Psalm text puts it this way: “As for me, it is good to be near God… I will tell of all your deeds” (Psalm 73:28).

There’s something about telling another person—about sharing the story of what God has done in our lives, and about saying it out loud—that embeds it in our memory more powerfully than almost anything else we do.

Tell your story to someone this week. Tell it to your Bible study group, or to your spouse. Or maybe a coworker is ready to hear it.

Tell about how God answered a prayer. Or tell of a time in your life when circumstances came together in such a unique way that the only possible explanation was God at work.

Or tell of a significant decision you made in faith and how God provided when you simply stepped forward, trusting him.

Practicing Sabbath is not simply about a particular day in the week. It’s about a lifestyle. When you’re practicing the disciplines of pausing and remembering, you’re laying the groundwork for telling others about all God has done for you. You’re practicing Sabbath, regardless of what day of the week it is!

O God, you have shown me such tremendous love through your Son, Jesus! Help me to take the opportunity to share with someone the story of what you have done for me through him. Amen.

About the author — Shawn Brix

Rev. Shawn Brix has served as pastor in several Ontario churches. He and his wife, Jenny, have three children.

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