November 15, Your Testimony
Today’s reading: Psalms 71-75
“My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long—though I know not how to relate them all. Even when I am old and gray, . . . do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come. . . . My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion”
- Psalm 71:15, 18, 24.
In today’s three verses, the psalmist made a strong commitment to produce a constant stream of testimonies to draw attention to what the Lord had done in his life. This required that he was aware of all that God was doing in his life and not take it for granted. He wanted to tell the next generation what God had done for him so that they would be encouraged and equipped for their own walk with the Lord. And finally, the psalmist recognized that God had thwarted his enemies who had evil intent toward him, and wanted to recognize God’s role in his deliverance and protection. Jesus alluded to this need to proclaim God’s goodness when He said, “What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs” (Matthew 10:27). What are you doing to give your own testimonies to God’s faithful love in your life? Are you writing them down for others to read? Are you putting them into words when you talk to your family and friends? Do you stand up in church to testify when given the opportunity? What more can you do to formulate and broadcast your testimonies, even on a daily basis?