Glorifying God in the Details
Sometimes we forget that apart from Jesus, we can do nothing (John 15:5). The term “nothing” used in that verse is a powerful negative conjunction. Simply put, Jesus excludes the possibility of us accomplishing anything separate from Him. In Him, we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). The word for ‘being’ here, is the verb ‘to exist’. We owe our very existence, from our birth to our daily lives, all to King Jesus.
Given this reality, expressing gratitude to the Lord and testifying about His goodness before others should come naturally to us. It isn’t a difficult task. If we reflect on the events of each day, we can easily recognize the kindness of the Lord, who sustained us throughout the entire day. Unfortunately, many of us tend to wait for grand experiences or significant events before we feel compelled to testify. However, this is not the kind of faithfulness that David praises in Psalm 40.
I have told the glad news of deliverancePsalm 40:9-10
in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips,
as you know, O LORD.
I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation.
We are encouraged to not withhold the proclamation of God’s faithfulness in our lives on a daily basis. David refused to remain silent, and as a result, he was able to utter the prayer found in the next verse.
As for you, O LORD, you will not restrainPsalm 40:11
your mercy from me;
your steadfast love and your faithfulness will
ever preserve me!
By glorifying God for both the small and great things He does in our lives, we are opening ourselves to the riches of His mercy and love toward us. When we testify about God, it serves as a means for Him to protect us from the evil one.
Therefore, let us remember to give glory to God in every detail, in every aspect of our lives, because without Him, we are powerless.