Declare His Glory - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Declare His Glory

 

April 22

 

Read Psalm 96:3 (ESV)

Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!

 

Reflect

When you hear the words “outreach” and “evangelism” what do you think of?

 

I don’t know about you but when I think of evangelism, I often think of someone like Billy Graham. He dedicated his life to telling others the Gospel. In fact, he made a career out of it. And he was good at it. He knew exactly what to say.

 

Frankly, that is intimidating to many Christians. Is that what Jesus meant when He told us to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19)? Do we have to be a career evangelist to tell people about Jesus? Do we all have to be missionaries to be on a mission? No!

 

We are all called to tell others about Jesus Christ. Today’s psalm tells us to “declare His glory among the nations.” We do not need a script to tell of “His marvelous works among the peoples.” When we evangelize, we are simply telling others how great our God is and what He has done for us.

 

I am reminded of the story of the woman at the well in John 4. Jesus revealed Himself to her as the Messiah. After her encounter with the Lord, she rushed into town to tell the townspeople, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” (John 4:29). And so many people did. In fact, in verse 39 we read, “many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony”.

 

Friends, we don’t all have to be eloquent, well-spoken, and famous with a huge platform to be an evangelist. We just have to be willing to share what God has done with the people in our lives. What has God done in your life? What marvelous works do you know to be from the Lord? How have you been changed because of Him? We aren’t responsible for the outcome. We don’t have the power to save anyone. That is God’s job. It is our job to simply “declare His glory”!

 

Pray

God, You are glorious. You have done great things for me and You are worthy to be praised. Give me the confidence and courage that I need to share You with those around me. You are the Good News that the world needs to hear. Amen.

 


~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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Chaz, thank you for the idea.
Amen!
I’d like to share a thought with everyone on this idea, What would happen if after church on Sunday while having our lunch (where ever we may be ) if we were to begin to talk about the Bible lessons our pastors gave us ,as conversation . I can’t remember when anyone, including me ever tried talking about the lessons. It’s very sad . No one in our groups seems ,outside of church to want to. I’ve tried it a few times only to have someone change the subject. It seems offensive even to some of us. Try it sometime when you go out after church . I’d be very interested if you engaged with the group and how it was received
Amen, i am truly bless.
Love you Lord, Amen.
Love you LORD, AMEN .
Thank God for giving us another beautiful day and thank you pastor Nat for the devotional Amen
The Lord blesses me in every way possible. He gives me patience, hope, love and empathy for all. Thank you God for filling my cup daily so that I can bless others.
Thank you for encouragement to spread GOD'S word. HE is our lifeline
I praise God everyday for all his blessings. There is a lot of blessings that I am thankful for. Daily God fills my cup with courage, empathy and hope. Thank you God for it all!!!
Amen
Amen
Beautifully said. In my life, as well. Amen. 🙏
“Declare His glory...” A simple prayer said out loud is a declaration of His Glory! No, not to televangelist type prayer, but rather a simple supplication to our God for whatever fits the situation and includes those present. Not your Gift? Please don’t believe that!!! The Father repeatedly tells us that He wants us rely and reach out to Him. Sometimes, we can declare the glory of God and Jesus by simply having the courage to ask a friend or group, “do you mind if I say a little prayer right now?” Given the situation, the response may surprise you! Lord Jesus, give us the strength and courage to glorify your name! Amen...
I second your expression! Thank you Lord!
Heavenly Father, You have and are doing soo many great and marvelous things in my life. I can't possibly thank You enough for. Everything You have done for me is for my good, You have brought me so far, healed me, kept me and are blessing me everyday. I can not begin to name all of how You're been good to me. You have changed me from who I was to who I am and I am still a work in progress and I am grateful to You. Thank You Heavenly Father, I love You. In Your Son Jesus name I pray, Amen
In my prayers and supplications to our Father....
Amen
Amen.
I find all your post very valuable. I would like to keep a hard copy of each one for further discussions. I enjoy reading your post. Please pray for my mother who has pneumonia and in in the hospital. Please pray for my family especially my son Michael. Thank you so much.
So grateful You saved me Lord. I will always share Your mercy & grace with others. Amen. 💜🙏🏻
Amen Often times I just stop and look out a window at work overlooking a prairie or up in the sky and someone almost always stops next to me and looks with me and after a time asks ‘Maureen, whatta ya lookin at’ I say Gods beautiful creation. And they say wow yea it’s beautiful isn’t it. Sometimes we talk more about God and Jesus, other times we just stand in silent prayer admiring Gods creation, turn to each other smile and go about our day. Praise God In Jesus name
Jesus thank you for dieing on the cross for us the ultimate sacrifice !!!
Jesus we 💕💕💕 you ❤️❤️❤️
Jesus please help us 🙏🙏🙏
I don't think we have to be a Billy Graham, but we can always insert Jesus through our conversations with others. Just let them know what he has done for me.
Pastor Nat your words are excellent and true. We are to glorify Jesus’ name as we live our lives each day. Another name for glorify is beautiful, so we need to show God’s beauty in creation, in loving relationships, in having a forgiving attitude and most beautiful in his salvation work on the cross. We have a wonderful Lord that others need to see so they can enjoy his beauty and be saved. Thank you Jesus. Amen
Glory be to God. Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God through Christ.
Amen