Wednesday Worship Minute

July 17

, 2024

One of the worship songs we will sing this week is called Famous For (I Believe). The Scripture I think of when I sing these lyrics is Psalm 105:5-6:

 

            Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered 

by His mouth, O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!

 

I feel like all of Psalm 105 is a call for God’s people to make His name known – His glorious, wonderful, holy name that is above all names – and tell others about the amazing things He has done. Of course it was written to the nation of Israel, but Jesus died for all mankind, and now everyone who puts their faith in Him is a child of Abraham (Galatians 3:29), so the call applies to us as well.  So here is my question:  when was the last time we (I) told someone about the amazing things God has done for us (me)? 

 

If you have read your Bible at all you are aware of many of the works of God – the creation of all that has ever existed, the flood that destroyed most of it; the miraculous birth of Isaac to Abram and Sarah, and Jacob and Esau to Rebekah and Isaac; the providential placement of Joseph in prison in Egypt so he could interpret the Pharoah’s dream and save his family from a deadly famine; the account of Moses and the plagues; the parting of the Red Sea; bringing water from a rock and manna from heaven to the desert so His people would survive their wilderness trek. And even if you haven’t read much of the Bible you’ve surely heard of Samson’s strength, Jonah’s three days in the belly of the great fish, Daniel’s rescue from lions, and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego walking out of a furnace so hot it killed several bystanders.

 

But enough about the things God has done for others! What has He done for you (me)? Has He not rescued us from our hopelessness and given us new life in His Son (1 John 5:12)? Hasn’t He written our names in the Book of Life, and engraved them upon His own hand, never to be forgotten (Isa 49:16)? Has He not erased our sin debt and put our wrongs away from Himself as far as the east is from the west, never to be remembered again (Psa. 103:12)? Hasn’t He promised that even though we have trouble here on earth He will be with us always, even to the end of the age (Matt. 28:20)? He has given us joy for mourning, put a new song in our hearts, and brought us together as a body of believers where we can be a family, even if we have no family of our own. What an amazing God we serve! Why do we not share our amazing God with others – why don’t we make His name famous?


See you on Sunday!


Careen


July 21 Song List:

 

The Only Name (Yours Will Be) – Big Daddy Weave

 https://youtu.be/l1ETEv-NWpc?si=i5lBnVWKHkX_tR6v

 

Famous For (I Believe) – Tauren Wells and Jenn Johnson

 https://youtu.be/o15X2yZ1LT8?si=WZ8euvDrf6BZRNFh

 

Count Your Blessings – Lifeway Worship

 https://youtu.be/gKjw9XEL_gk?si=EiY2PT-BcfhJji7y

 

Blessed Assurance – Carrie Underwood

 https://youtu.be/4Kw7g9lFjwU?si=wJ8hGoxkM8m1yqm_