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TELL EVERYONE

Psalm 9:1-2 “1 I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. 2 I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.”

SHOUT IT OUT

How can you read this Psalm and not get excited about telling someone about Jesus?  Look how it starts out.  “I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart.”  Do you do that?  With all your heart?  What else do you do with all your heart?  Giving thanks to the Lord should be easy.

All these things the Psalmist mentions here can be heard – give thanks, tell, be glad and exult and sing praise. It’s hard to stay quiet when your heart is full of praise.  It’s hard to keep your mouth shut when you are exalting the Lord.  Let it out!

TEACHING MOMENT

Get your kids together and have a shout fest.  That’s right. Find a time and place when you can “let it all out.”  Make a list of things for which you are thankful as a family.  Then make sure your family knows each one.  One by one shout them out.  Thank God out loud.

Then make a list of people you want to tell about Jesus.  It can be friends, family or someone you don’t know that well.  Then, with your kids, make a plan to tell each one.  Put a date by each name and check with each other to see how the list is doing.  Don’t forget to pray for these people, too.

Are you thankful today?  Are you rejoicing in what the Lord has done for you? Do that right now.  Praise His name.  Make His name known.  Make sure everyone around you knows you are thrilled to be called His child.

Lord, I am guilty too often of not telling others about You. I get lazy.  I get silent.  Forgive me.

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